ARCHISCULPT III, 2004
wood, formica, charboard, plaster, chalk, gauze
75 x 205 x 178 cm
29.5 x 80.7 x 70.1 inches
ARCHISCULPT III is the start of a new artistic development in which hybridity is not only included at the level of the work of art itself but also, and more significantly, at the source of the creation. In a post-modern sense, Ervinck plays with both digitally created images and hand-made sculptures, with organic yet artificial shapes. This process doesn't produce a split object. The result does not capture the opposition between the means but their fusion, engendering a brand new idiom. By literally melting into one another, both forms refuse to delimitate boundaries, beginnings and endings. The title of the artwork, ARCHISCULPT III, exposes in full light the conscious combination of architecture and sculpture. But it also, by the reminiscence of the word 'sepulchre', triggers the mind and brings forth images of graves or vampire caskets, yet utterly metamorphosed by the extension in the blob. Inspired by Franz West and Richard Arswager's works, Ervinck creates an emblematic, but still enigmatic piece of the puzzle of his own art world; a universe in which new objects, or new words, appear and extend the world set in place, like in a Darwinian evolution pattern.