The minimalist sculptures by Scott VanderVoort explore inner depths, peacefulness, stillness, and balance. He uses shapes to play with outer silhouettes and inner depths to build a conversation. His sculptural works remind us to take time to discover all the details that await our visual journey.
Limestone, a stone that is easily marked and smoothly finished, is the preferred material for his sculptures, which will change over time as they are exposed to the elements. This change is a reflection of the enduring ideas and objects that VanderVoort brings to nature to achieve balance.
He seeks to create something that is fully integrated with nature, allowing the viewer to engage with the form and discover their own visual story.
Scott VanderVoort, a New York-based artist, uses paint, sculpture, installation, and found objects in his work to speak about transience, beauty, and the blurring of the line between art and the everyday.
His works involve the process of “activating space, place, and objects to breathe life into what has seemingly been overlooked or disregarded.” They also celebrate beauty, spirituality, and community. In 2010, VanderVoort founded LIFTnewyork, an organization that brings together architects, developers, artists, and designers to engage viewers in a larger dialogue about our sense of space, movement, and meaning.
He has worked on and designed large-scale projects for temporary and permanent installations, from a large toy store in Los Angeles to temporary storefronts in Times Square. VanderVoort earned a BA in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in 1998 and currently lives and works in New York City. The more of his works on his website.
All reductive actions I take to the form allow me to playing with the inner depths and outer silhouettes to build a conversation.
Aesence is an independent art and design publication dedicated to minimalist aesthetics. Founded out of a deep appreciation and fascination, Aesence aims to promote awareness and appreciation of minimalism in art and design.