Berlinde De Bruyckere (BE, º1964)

Kooi (Cage)
Sculpture, 1989
Collection of the Verbeke Foundation

In the beginning of her career Berlinde De Bruyckere made cages. The inner need to make the cages is also still present in her current work. The work is in fact figurative, even if it might seem to be rational, abstract and minimalist. In that time she looked much to the work of Donald Judd and from there she explains the form of her work. Content in the work is always very thorough and in that sense her current work differs not as much of her early work as you might think.