Berlinde De Bruyckere is a Belgian artist based in Ghent. Known for her haunting sculptures that are fabricated with a range of materials (like wax, resin, wool, horse skin, lead, cast iron and hair), De Bruyckere eerily explores pain as well horror, shame and the consequences of aggression. Having garnered international attention with her work The Black Horse at the 2003 Venice Biennale, De Bruyckere’s work is now being exhibited worldwide which is poignant given the state of the world and the artist’s fascination with power, politics, religion and economic struggles. Her work is traumatic and truly forces to the viewer to think about the modern condition. She’s currently exhibiting at DHC/ART in Montreal until November 13th, 2011. The exhibition is not to be missed.