Within this new generation of slightly controversial Flemish artists, Wim Delvoye likes to get his inspiration from everyday objects, like this famous Riwoma suitcase. Wim Delvoye reinterprets drawing as a medium through the practice of tattooing, which he does on a range of different material. His work is fully anchored in daily life and a world full of movement.
Wim Delvoye’s 2013 untitled piece is an embossed aluminum suitcase (76 x 51 x 26 cm). The Flemish artist uses the tattoo aesthetics on this everyday object which symbolizes our newfound mobility thanks to modern means of transportation. The suitcase is a second-skin.
Untitled (Suitcase), 2013
76 x 51 x 26 cm
30 x 20 1/16 x 10 1/4 inches WIM DELVOYE