Nick Van Woert

1979 · United States

Artist biography

Nick Van Woert is a mid-career established artist, who was born in the the United States, like other renowned artists such as Omari Booker, Marlo Pascual, Patrick Meagher, Karl Benjamin, and Josh Hartley. Nick Van Woert was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Nick Van Woert's work, including galleries in countries such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Nick Van Woert's work include 10 Hanover Street in London, GRIMM Frans Halsstraat in Amsterdam, as well as Moran Moran in Los Angeles. Nick Van Woert's work has most recently been exhibited at GRIMM Keizersgracht in Amsterdam (01 February 2019 until 16 March 2019) with the exhibition If I Wrote a Poem. Nick Van Woert's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; OBJECTS TO IDENTIFY (10 November 2018 - 22 December 2018) at Moran Moran in the United States and Body Parts (03 September 2019 - 11 October 2019) at GRIMM | New York in the United States.

Nick Van Woert in private collections

On Artland, Nick Van Woert's works can be seen in several Collections, including Bas Kuiper Collection and Jimenez -Colon Collection. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Isabel Alonso Vega, Thomas Flechtner, and Won Sou-Yeol.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most significant art centre worldwide. Leading art movements developed and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Nick Van Woert

Born in 1979, Nick Van Woert was primarily inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Nick Van Woert

  • Artworks in Collections 4
  • Exhibitions 3

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