Wim Delvoye is a neo-conceptual artist known for his shocking projects such as tattooing on pigs. He even installed a digestive machine called Cloaca that turns food into feces. While growing up in Wervik, Belgium, he was fascinated by the Roman Catholic architecture that surrounded him. This fascination later led to his Gothic works which bring the delicate workmanship of Gothic architecture and today’s coarse machinery. As for his mediums, he often prevers lazer-cut stainless steel, corten steel, or nickeled bronze.
Here are some of Delvoye’s most amazing Gothic works.
Dump Truck by Wim Delvoye
D11, A Bulldozer Sculpture
Nautilus in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, 2014, Moscow
The Gothic Window Frame Series Called “Nine Muses” by Wim Delvoye
While filling the Gothic window frames, Delvoye preferred to use x-ray photographs instead of stained glass. Moreover, these x-ray scans belonged to his friends who painted themselves with barium and perform sexual acts in medical x-ray clinics.