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GNI-GNI, 2002
styrofoam, wood, plaster, chalk, gauze
15 x 20 x 25 cm
5.9 x 7.9 x 9.8 inches


In his early works, Nick Ervinck questions the use and the perception of constructive elements such as material, proportions, space, colour and volume. He endeavours to trigger interaction between virtual constructions and hand-made sculptures. Polymorphic, synthetic forms are found in the ‘seemingly’ authentic rooms, racks and platforms and are brought to life as mutated molecules by means of an artistic computer simulation. In Ervinck’s conception wood is flexible, objects appear from the ground up, rooms are multi-directional movable – everything is in disorder corresponding to common sense. The world in which the artist operates is a digitally fictionalized one, constructed and deconstructed by an omniscient creator and without any limitations.
GNI-GNI tells of a mental shift, in which Ervinck raised once fragmentary pieces (made of Styrofoam) of a sculpture to a pedestal, appointing them as finished works of art. In his student years, Ervinck sought for beauty and soul in the minimal, the worn out and in untreated, raw materials.  GNI-GNI is an homage to Franz West, an Austrian artist who has made artworks out of plaster, papier-mâché, wire, polyester, aluminium and ordinary materials.

2005   GNI-RI oct2005, Academie Tielt - Tielt, BE
2003   Utopie van de Periferie, - Aalst , BE
GNI-RI aug2003, CC De Beuk - Kortemark, BE
Wel klaar nog lang niet af, afstudeerprojecten Mixed Media, Academie - Gent, BE
Provinciale prijs voor beeldende kunst, Kapel van de Groeningeabdij - Kortrijk, BE
Provinciale prijs voor beeldende kunst, CC Scharpoord - Knokke, BE