Berlinde De Bruyckere’s sculptures are beautiful yet disturbing at the same time. Stuck between figurative and abstract, they are influenced by the work of the Old Masters, and made out of materials such as wax, which provides a uniquely “dead” look to the sculpture. The sculptures highlight an ugly element of the body, showing scars and wounds openly. There’s something disturbingly morbid about her work, but also an element of the beautiful as forms flow together in a way which should not be so natural.
Click through on the image for a link to De Bruyckere’s page on the Hauser & Wirth gallery website.