WIM DELVOYE “Rorschach”
12 May – 16 June 2012 (Tuesday – Saturday : 11am – 7pm)
76 rue de Turenne, Paris
Galerie Perrotin, Paris presents Wim Delvoye’s third solo show entitled “Rorschach” from 12 May to 16 June 2012, echoing the exhibition “Au Louvre” from 31 May to 17 September 2012.
Wim Delvoye has developed an art that offers a reinterpretation of artworks of the past while laying down a lucid and amused glance at contemporary society. He explores art history, Gothic cathedrals and sculptures of the 19th century, from Bosch and Brueghel to Warhol, simultaneously revealing the beauty of daily objects. With a Baroque gesture between homage and irreverence, he appropriates and deforms the motifs that inspire him.
A new series of bronze sculptures, of which some can also be seen “Au Louvre” mirroring themselves, reiterating the principle of Rorschach plates, reactivate the mythological figures of, for instance, Auguste Moreau, Antonin Mercié or Jean de Bologne. Christs on a cross imitate the Moebius strip (“Moebius Corpus Inside”, “Moebius Dual Corpus Direct Current” etc.)