Project DescriptionDescription: Fiberglass and urethane plastic on artist's steel pedestal, Figure: 122.9 x 80.6 x 27.9 cm Overall: 198.1 x 80.6 x 27.9 cm. Incised with the artist's signature and dated 'NICK VAN WOERT 2012' (on the base); incised again with the artist's signature and dated again 'NICK VAN WOERT 2012' (lower edge)
Catalogue note: Nick van Woert’s practice is rooted in his architectural background and reflects on modern day society, technology and progress. He works with contemporary materials that are ubiquitous in our environment, investigating the extreme polarity materials can traverse. Fascinated by the material language of art and what things consist of, he dismantles and strips down objects to examine what remains. Since his first solo exhibition in 2010, Van Woert has made typically large scale, mixed media sculptures, wall works, and paintings from quotidian materials. These materials signify the comforts of modern life: wealth, leisure, vanity, vacation; yet they can be mixed or altered produced through modern technological advances and almost never spoil, subconsciously satisfy a human desire for immortality that may only become more extreme as technology and time progresses.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 15880, Lot 107, Invoice no. DB18016970. Hauser & Wirth, New York. | Acquired from the above by the present owner. | Please note this lot is the property of a private individual
Catalogue no.: 2018S0081-NVW