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.
Twee Delftse Butaangasfle...
Wim Delvoye, Twee Delftse Butaangasflessen [Two Delft Blue Butane Containers], 1988. Sculpture, butane bottles, enamel paint, 58 x 30 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.
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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
Since the end of May 2002, the M HKA has strayed from the beaten track of museum catalogues. The M HKA does not consider a systematic thereof
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public