I am definitely very late in discovering the work of Belgium artist Wim Delvoye, after reading an interview with him in Wound magazine. After doing a little more research, I got the impression that he is most famous for turning live pigs into a walking advertisement for Louis Vuitton. However, I was attracted by Delvoye’s reinterpretation of the cement mixer.

This piece, alongside it’s unbelievable intricacies, draws me in through a tension created by combining the mundane and industrial with a highly decorative and traditional style. Despite any under-lying, anarchistic, meaning created to shock, it is a very beautiful and evocative thing.

See much more of Wim Delvoye’s work on his website: http://www.wimdelvoye.be/

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