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NIAPERC, 2013
ABS
29 x 11,5 x 11,5 cm
11,4 x 4,5 x 4,5 inches

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Nick Ervinck created NIAPERC for the Jo Crepain Awards. In the design he plays with the tension between tradition and innovation, between the rectilinear and the organic. As an artist, Nick Ervinck has one foot firmly planted in the digital world. This means that he does not only uses the computer as an instrument, but that the digital logic largely determines his artistic thought and method. At the same time history and archeology are his main sources of inspiration. This means every artwork is the result of a battle between the reality and the digital. In NIAPERC this tension is clearly visible. The little base refers to a very classic tradition while the sculpture on itself can't be identified as something outside itself and stands for the organic and the renewal. the structure of this trophy also refers to the work process of the architect who is inevitable bound to tradition but tries to use these rich historic elements to create something completely new.

2016   BHKFK, Academie - Hoogstraten, BE