• The Temptation of Saint Anthony, Salvador Dali, 1946

  • english cottage style

  • Crazy Cottage, Battersea Park, London

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print mounted on pvc
100 x 200 cm, framed 133 x 233 cm
39.4 x 78.7 inches, framed 52.4 x 91.7 inches


The EGATONK-project was developed for the exhibition 'Horizon 8300' in Knokke which was set up to promote new architecture for this typical Belgian seaside town. Zaha Hadid presented a complete new vision for the train station that was in high contrast with the usual white cottage 'obligations' in this town. For a referendum in connection with the exhibition, Nick Ervinck was asked as one of four artists to do 'something' with Knokke. For the artist it was immediately clear he had to use this cottage style and turn it into something absurd. The EGATONK wall print was presented on a 2,5 x 5 meter scale. The cottages are no longer static but become figures with connotations to crabs and other sea animals that walk along the beach. They remind us of the impossible structures in the engravings of the mathematician Escher (1898-1972). Their double identity, both building and animal, also relates to the well-known duck-rabbit image puzzle that challenges our way of seeing and interpreting the world.

2018   Impact van het hoogst onwaarschijnlijke (Deel I ARCHITECTUUR), Black Swan Gallery - Brugge, BE
2016   GNI-RI jul2016, 2PM - Knokke, BE
2015   Out of office, De Mijlpaal - Heusden-Zolder, BE
Out of office, De Mijlpaal - Knokke, BE
2009   Horizon 8300, CC Scharpoord - Knokke, BE