Ambivalence and Antagonist Kingdoms in the Works of Wim Delvoye

Ambivalence and Antagonist Kingdoms in the Works of Wim Delvoye
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The “shell” of the Maserati 450s, (2015) (80 × 450 × 180 cm) created with aluminium and decorated by Iranian artisans with ornamental motifs, typical of Islamic art, combined with geometric forms and floral motifs. The reproduction of a minaret (2012) (453 × 80 cm) in laser-cut stainless steel. The series of suitcases and shovels in aluminium, decorated with bas reliefs. Along with these iconic works by the Belgian neo-conceptual artist Wim Delvoye, are recent works on display as well at the Leila Heller Gallery of Dubai until the 15th of September. Among these recent works, a series of marble bas reliefs which recall the classical while depicting scenes reminiscent of video games. An attentive observer of our times, attracted by the outskirts of the art world, Wim Delvoy is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in different mediums, such as sculpture, drawing, tattoo art, coloured glass and x-ray photography. His works put various elements in dialogue, often contrasting. Sacred and profane, high culture and pop culture, handicrafts and industrial production techniques, the monumentality of the past and the contemporary, seriousness and humour.

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