Nick van Woert Born 1979 in Reno, Nevada Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York Nicholas van Woert‘s works draw on the tools and rituals developed throughout Western Civilization. They simultaneously criticize and surrender to the built environment and our tendency towards territorial and material expansion. Van Woert believes in the semantics of material. Common materials are imbued with meaning through our daily relationship to them outside of the context of Art.
In urban environments, there’s usually a surplus of sound — so much, in fact, that it often becomes difficult to hear anything at all. But if we become too good at filtering things, have we also damaged our capacity to listen? --Bella Bathurst, Sound Advice via She Sings to the S