The Belgian artist Wim Delvoye is one of the most controversial yet popular contemporary artists currently working. His œuvre, spanning a range of themes, styles and media that is at once bewilderingly varied and yet surprisingly congruous, has seen him create huge and elegant Gothic sculptures and stained glass windows that speak of the spiritual and magnificent, whilst also tattooing pigs and creating digestive machines that satirise the mundane and very physical nature of human existence. Throughout his career he has constantly caused something of a stir both within the art establishment and in society as a whole, accused of perceived animal cruelty and plagued for alleged copyright infringement, yet Delvoye’s work retains a certain sensitivity and nobility that often seems so at odds with the methods that he uses and sits at the core of his artistic philosophy. It is for this reason that his reputation on the art market grows consistently from strength to strength, and that his international popularity has firmly cemented in his career of over twenty years.

Art Bios compiles biographies of modern and contemporary artists, providing comprehensive information on the general background, artistic vision and development of both renowned and lesser-known artists. Biographies on the former group are approximately three thousand words long, whereas those on the latter are about half that size.

Art Bios also publishes biographies about influential figures in the art world, such as directors of institutions (museums, galleries, auction houses, foundations etc.), important collectors or art dealers. Additionally, Art Bios proposes in-depth articles on institutions including auction houses, museums, art foundations and galleries.

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