Lives in London (GB), born in Wervik (BE), lives in Ghent (BE).
Wim Delvoye is a much talked about and controversial artist. Since the second-half of the 1980s, he’s decorated modern, familiar objects. In the art world he stands out due to his fascination for the banal, the everyday and the culture of kitsch. He always combines ‘almost-art’ with modern objects that are associated with daily life. By bringing together elements from different contexts the individual images lose their familiar nature. In doing so, Delvoye uses and creates contradictions, mainly between surface (skin) and content (support): the painting often becomes a support for the object.
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Betonmolen [Cement Mixer]
Wim Delvoye, Betonmolen [Cement Mixer], 1993. Sculpture, wood, lacquer, 128 x 155 x 92 cm.
Wim Delvoye 'Cloaca'
Wim Delvoye, Wim Delvoye 'Cloaca', 2000. Book, ink, paper, 26.5 x 19.5 cm, 135 p., language : Dutch, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen & Ludion, Gent-Amsterdam, ISBN : 90-5544-301-8.
Twee Delftse Butaangasfle...
Wim Delvoye, Twee Delftse Butaangasflessen [Two Delft Blue Butane Containers], 1988. Sculpture, butane bottles, enamel paint, 58 x 30 cm.
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The collection III – Spri...
22 February 2003 - 18 May 2003.
In the first presentation, there was much room for the rather conceptually coloured core of the collection – the works from the Gordon Matta-
EXTRA MUROS: Visite Genk ...
02 July 2014 - 31 August 2014.
Under the umbrella term Visite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cult
The Eightees – A Decade o...
17 June 2016 - 18 September 2016.
The Eighties – A Decade of Extremes presents a nuanced picture of the eighties with all its contrasts, cheerful and playful, but also hard an
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
The Vibrating Image
THE VIBRATING IMAGE This idea suddenly come into our minds when looking at works by Wim Delvoye and Costas Tsoclis, which we then combine