Nick Cave

The visual artist Nick Cave is best known for his figurative sculptural “Soundsuits.” The sculptures are constructed of found materials such as beaded/sequin garments, wood, hair, plastic or dolls and are designed to rattle and resonate in concert with the movement of the wearer, making reference to African and Global tribal ceremonial dress, Ku Klux Klan, alien creatures and carnival costumes.
The work explores cultural, ritualistic, and ceremonial concepts, while the wearer is completely concealed, allowing the work to transcend preconceived notions of class, race, and gender.