• Mother and child, Henry Moore, 1983

  • Nachtmare, Karin Arink, 1991

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OBENOM, 2013
wood
83 x 66 x 75 cm
32,7 x 26 x 29,5 inches

294

Starting point of Nick Ervinck's sculptures mostly are specific, visible phenomena and forms. Trained as a sculptor, he always tries to take existing elements from physical reality. These are further transformed using digital techniques. This way, new dialogues between old and new, between tradition and innovation and between sculpting and new media arise. This sculpture is situated in the world between the virtual and the real. By copy-pasting, montage and collage, Ervinck designs virtual and abstract forms. This eclectic technique enables him to create what can hardly be thought of, or what cannot be made by hand. OBENOM tells a story of 'becoming', for the sculpture looks like a living, dynamic substance, which keeps on growing and transforming. This outside sculpture is designed fully digital, yet, it is manufactured by hand, using wood.

2017   Summer exhibition - Varied works, Mark Peet Visser Gallery - Knokke, BE
GNI-RI mar2017, Huis George Minne - Sint-Martens-Latem, BE 30/03/2017
 
2015   The proof of the pudding (is in the eating), Kusseneers Gallery - Brussel, BE
 
2014   GNI-RI jan2014, Beelden aan Zee - Scheveningen, NL