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Nick van Woert

I smoke Juuls like you on the court, 2019

91.4 x 34.3 x 34.3 cm | 36 x 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in
35 4/5 × 13 2/5 × 13 2/5 in
91 × 34 × 34 cm
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Amsterdam, Amsterdam , New York
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Nick van Woert
American, b. 1979
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Informed by his background in architecture and driven by a fascination with antiquity, Nick van Woert claims to “hijack” the art historical past to create his striking, wry sculptures. A strong sense of history—both natural and human—unites his prolific output. He cites Vitruvius, the early Roman architect who was inspired by nature, as a significant influence. Like an urban archeologist, van Woert combs through the convenience stores, factories, and dumpsters in Brooklyn to source materials for his sculptures, which he then re-presents in elegant works like Home and Garden (2011). In this work, van Woert fills transparent rectangular containers with a colorful assortment of consumer and industrial products—including Kool-Aid, a Dunkin Donuts billboard, salt, and hair gel—and stacks the containers to form two perpendicular walls that look like exposed geological strata.

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Nick van Woert
American, b. 1979
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Informed by his background in architecture and driven by a fascination with antiquity, Nick van Woert claims to “hijack” the art historical past to create his striking, wry sculptures. A strong sense of history—both natural and human—unites his prolific output. He cites Vitruvius, the early Roman architect who was inspired by nature, as a significant influence. Like an urban archeologist, van Woert combs through the convenience stores, factories, and dumpsters in Brooklyn to source materials for his sculptures, which he then re-presents in elegant works like Home and Garden (2011). In this work, van Woert fills transparent rectangular containers with a colorful assortment of consumer and industrial products—including Kool-Aid, a Dunkin Donuts billboard, salt, and hair gel—and stacks the containers to form two perpendicular walls that look like exposed geological strata.

Nick van Woert

I smoke Juuls like you on the court, 2019

91.4 x 34.3 x 34.3 cm | 36 x 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in
35 4/5 × 13 2/5 × 13 2/5 in
91 × 34 × 34 cm
This is a unique work.
On hold
location
Amsterdam, Amsterdam , New York
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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