Berlinde de Bruyckere

Berlinde De Bruyckere, Doornenkroon, 2009, wax, resin, metal, wood, glass, 52 x 25 x 25 cm, Courtesy Galleria Continua, San Giminiano Berlinde De Bruyckere, Doornenkroon, 2009, wax, resin, metal, wood, glass, 52 x 25 x 25 cm, Courtesy Galleria Continua, San Giminiano

Born in Ghent, 1964. Lives and works in Belgium.

Working with casts made of wax, animal skins, hair, textiles, metal and wood, Berlinde De Bruyckere renders haunting distortions of organic forms. The vulnerability and fragility of man, the suffering body – both human and animal – and the overwhelming power of nature are some of the core motifs of De Bruyckere’s oeuvre.