• study for EGNOABER

  • study for EGNOABER

  • study for EGNOABER

  • study for EGNOABER

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EGNOABER, 2015
polyurethane and polyester
710 x 440 x 490 cm
279,5 x 173,2 x 192,9 inches

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The Belgian artist Nick Ervinck (1981) designed a seven meter high sculpture EGNOABER for the new central square “Raadhuisplein” in the city Emmen, located in the north of the Netherlands. The whimsical sculpture EGNOABER looks like a runaway tree, an odd skeleton or a death and abstract body, which has been recovered by the organic, fluid and vivid yellow texture. It makes us think at the kienstobbe (a typical tree root for this region). EGNOABER refers to natural erosion processes and to the visual language of an artefact (the shiny and colourful varnish). The sculpture is placed on top of a parking entrance building. By this the sculpture and the building add value to each other. The building becomes the pedestal of the sculpture while the sculptures makes the parking entrance more attractive. For this sculpture, Ervinck was Inspired by both Eastern (Chinese rocks) and western (blob architecture) shapes. Following the newest designing processes, he builds upon the classic sculpting techniques as well. What's more, Nick Ervinck intentionally plays with the organic language of Hans Arp and Henry Moore. Developing techniques and machines of his own, the artist tries to realise his virtual designs in the physical world.

2015   EGNOABER, Centrumplein - Emmen, NL 2015