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lithograph and woodcut
Born 1986 lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Nicholas Pilato’s work involves the construction of surfaces and their disruption through varying methods of deterioration, abrasion and formal displacement. Utilizing concrete, tile and canvas, Pilato generates a series of oppositions to achieve a sense of both creation and destruction. His work references the natural and the human, invoking aspects of sedimentation, erosion as well as industrial decay. Through creation and destruction, Pilato’s work is marked by constant flux, a divergence away from the appearance of the handmade and towards an evanescent sense of material and image. What is left is a memory of a sensation or crystallization of a material experience.