Perrotin New York is proud to present an exhibition of metal sculptures created over the past five years by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. The exhibition
is the artist’s eleventh solo in the city, the sixth one-person show with the gallery and his first singular presentation at Perrotin New York.
Wim Delvoye has developed an art that offers a reinterpretation of artworks of the past, while laying down a lucid and amused glance at contemporary
society. He explores art history, Gothic cathedrals and sculptures of the 19th century—from Bosch and Brueghel to Warhol, simultaneously revealing
the beauty of daily objects. With a Baroque gesture between homage and irreverence, he appropriates and deforms the motifs that inspire him.
Celebrated for his scandalous Cloaca machines, which scientifically transform the cuisine of the world’s best chefs into manufactured poo, and tattooed
live pigs that aesthetically flaunt drawings of Disney princesses and fashion logos, Belgian artist Wim Delvoye creates art to fascinate people.
A neo-conceptual artist, Delvoye is widely known for contemporary art that cleverly combines philosophical ideas, a fresh use of materials
and a love for craftsmanship. Blurring the boundary between the art of the past and the digital realm of current art practice, he makes aerodynamic,
mathematically perfect, intricate sculptures that take both art and design to new levels of invention.
Continually confronting what already exists with what can exist, Delvoye takes audiences on a virtual journey with his sublime suitcases, car parts,
cement trucks and motorcycle tires, while bringing us deeper into his church of thought with a stunning array of twisted Christian crucifixes and
digitally deformed Neoclassical sculptures.