The work of Patrick Keulemans departs from a fascination with language and communication: the (im) possibility of language as a metaphor for the (im) possibility of communication. Vanishing languages, cultural diversity, the vulnerability of the individual within a globalised world, and the homogenising effects of social media: these are just some of the themes he addresses. Behind the sophisticated and vivid appearance of his works there lies a complex network of existential questions and doubts. About frustrations, power and powerlessness, mortality and human frailty. About the necessity and futility of communication and coexistence, but also about the influence of religions upon our language and culture. His associative thinking is translated into a highly distinctive visual universe that is often imbued with irony, criticism and reflection.