Les Artistes

"Red" september - december 2012

Born in 1959 in the USA. Lives and works in Chicago.

Sculptor and performance artist Nick Cave is mainly known for his Soundsuits. These sculptures, named for the sound made when they are worn, are inspired by sources as varied as African ceremonial costumes, Tibetan textiles, "Haute Couture" and pop-culture. This multitude of references also highlights Cave’s diverse background and artistic training, as dancer and clothing designer. He is as interested in fashion, cultural, ritualistic and ceremonial concepts as he is in politics, a subject that has always been part of his work.