Discussing the work of Peter de Cupere the New York Times notes “the strange power of olfactory art”.
Mr. De Cupere makes art that stinks. Sewage, sweat, rotten fish, cigarettes, urinal cakes. But also grass, toothpaste, candy, flowers and soap. All have figured prominently in the installations, paintings, perfumes, performances and even an iPad app of this provocateur. He is just one of several contemporary artists using odor to create art that delivers an intensely personal, emotional and sometimes physical experience.
Source and further reading: Art for the Knowing Nose – NYTimes.com