Berlinde De Bruyckere, mixed media, 2004

With a humanism that draws attention to the absolute emotion, Berlinde De Bruyckere creates tormented sculptures. Human bodies lack a face and avoid direct communication. The suffering, the human remnant itself, consists of eerie fleshy wax sculptures that confuse the order of our minds. The mystical visual language of this Belgian artist testifies to drama and eroticism.

Attraction and aversion, life and death – it can be found in the work ‘Head’ – a horse’s head deprived of all senses. What seems sinister here offers something serene, as if it begs to be caressed with tenderness. The velvety animal skins, freeing themselves from vulnerability, mesmerize ourselves.


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