Wim Delvoye – Untitled (Koi), 2008 stuffed and tattooed pig, 68x132x46cm
Why did Wim Delvoye tattoo pigs?
It is often said that art is an expression of one’s soul and when the medium of art is an animal’s back, it is rather fascinating. According to Wim Delvoye, the Belgian artist that came up with the tattooed pigs’ concept, an artist does not have to be cruel to animals to make great art pieces out of them; an ideology that is supported by many animal rights groups all across the world. When most people think of chickens, pigs and cows, all they see is food. Many people are oblivious to the fact that animals not only feel pain but their emotional wellbeing could negatively affect the quality of their produce.
Wim Delvoye – Caterpillar nr. 5, at Beaufort Triennial, Middelkerke, Westende, Belgium
Wim Delvoye is a neo-conceptual artist that is well known for his innovative and sometimes out-of-the-box projects. He connects the attractive and the repulsive in an effortless way, creating works that are inherent contradictions. When you see his pieces for the first time, you almost feel repulsed, then seduced, and finally held in awe of his craftsmanship and aesthetic.
Wim Delvoye – Sweetheart, 2003
With the advancement of technology, delivering messages has never been this easy. All we do is create emails, text messages and even twitter posts, and it’s just a click away! Except for the Belgian artist who puts great effort in delivering such message, Wim Delvoye.