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XOBBEKOPS, 2007
print mounted on pvc
50 x 100 cm
19,7 x 39,4 inches

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For this sculpture, Nick Ervinck placed a rough bric-a-brac version of the sculpture opposite to the a smooth, clean yellow shape. The rough version is representative of our physical world, whereas the clean version is characteristic of the digital, industrial world. Like in his other works, there is a tension between blobs and boxes. Ervinck captures organics blob shapes in cages and stimulates a symbiosis between old angular architecture and new organic blob shapes. In order to do so, he aims at balanced combinations, tensions and fertilizations between old and new, the physical and the virtual. XOBBEKOPS is built on opposite pairs: sphere/cube, open/closed, inside/outside, sculpture/pedestal, horizontal/vertical. A similar play with opposites is noticeable in the materials: smooth/rough, thin/thick, natural/industrial.

2016   GNI-RI apr2016, Oude Kerk - Vichte, BE
 
2009   SuperStories, 2nd triennial of contemporary arts, fashion and design, - Hasselt, BE
GNI-RI jan2009, Kunstverein Ahlen - Ahlen, DE
 
2008   Update II, Award New Media Liedts-Meesen Foundation, Zebrastraat - Gent, BE
 
2007   Artes Digitales, Buda Fest - Kortrijk, BE