Art will never cease to impress us with the most various shapes and forms that can get. Once art becomes functional it receives new, different value and attention.
American artist Nick van Woert represents through his work more than what we see and gets deep down to analyze the society we live in. His art is complex and anarchic at times, but what impressed us apart from his art was his 1991 Yamaha XT600 that he completely changed and customized. Only an artist can give this slick look to an old bike by remodeling and unveiling a beautiful steel skeleton.
The final look is rough, yet simple and somehow elegant. Improvisation is always welcomed in these situations. The lighting is a Hella driving light that was mounted upside down. Beside from the slim fit, it is also more practical to fit in the fork space. Even the front turn signal lights are perfectly camouflaged in the design and they are only noticeable when lit.
This beautiful XT with an artistic touch was not built with a specific design in mind and each piece that was altered and customized has been completed in a single day.
The XT600 has curves and lines that make us think of Giger’s art: out of this world, yet sensual and attractive. This is definitely the masterpiece from his collection of bikes.
August 3, 2015