Didier Vermeiren (born 1951 in Brussels, where he lives and works) belongs to a generation of artists who, since the 1970s, has been drawing on the legacy of conceptual art
. Vermeiren has been occupied with the history and specific nature of sculpture
since the 1970s, more specifically the plinth. The fraught relationship between sculpture and pedestal is often viewed as a metaphor for the correlation of sculpture and reality—with Vermeiren subscribing to Brancusi
's belief that the plinth is integral to the work.