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3D print
21 x 24 x 20 cm
8.3 x 9.4 x 7.9 inches


For NAPELHIUAB , Nick Ervinck took the organic shape of flowers and plants as a starting point. Ervinck's signature style is a cross-pollination between the virtual and the real world. The digital designing process allows the artist to create very complex forms which cannot be created by means of hand-drawn sketches. In this manner, NAPELHIUAB is a lively sculpture with a dynamic shape that seems to grow endlessly and consequently mirrors the fast changing nature of contemporary metropolitan cities. The design process of this work is very closely related to a new form of architecture which is commonly referred to as ‘blob architecture’. This kind of computer-aided designs resulting in organic, amoeba-shaped, bulging forms was firstly explored by an architect named Greg Lynn in 1995. This is a new movement whereby architects remove themselves from the previous linear and corner- like box structures and instead turn to rounded, bulging shapes as structural forms.

2021   GNI-RI may2021, From knight to cyborg, Häme Castle - National Museum of Finland - Hämeenlinna, FI
2017   Summer exhibition - Varied works, Mark Peet Visser Gallery - Knokke, BE
GNI-RI apr2017, Maison des Randonneurs - Mont de L'enclus, BE
2016   GNI-RI jul2016, 2PM - Knokke, BE
GNI-RI apr2016, Oude Kerk - Vichte, BE
GNI-RI mar2016, Musée Paul Valéry - Sète, FR
2015   GNI-RI nov2015, Persona Accountants - Roeselare, BE
GNI-RI sep2015, CBK - Emmen, NL
GNI-RI may2015, Kapel Clarenhof - Hasselt, BE
The proof of the pudding (is in the eating), Kusseneers Gallery - Brussel, BE
2014   3D Pop-up, Cultuurcentrum - Mechelen, BE
GNI-RI jun2014, De Mijlpaal - Knokke, BE
Next Door - Living Tomorrow, - Vilvoorde, BE 05/06/2014
GNI-RI feb2014, De Mijlpaal - Heusden-Zolder, BE
GNI-RI jan2014, Beelden aan Zee - Scheveningen, NL
2013   Kortrijk vlaandert, Budafabriek - Kortrijk, BE
Art Paris, Grand Palais - Paris, FR
L'origine de l'oeuvre, l'Hospice de Saint-Gilles - Namur, BE
2012   Creativity World Biennale, - Rio De Janeiro, BR
GNI-RI jun2012, Highlight - San Francisco, USA
GNI-RI jun2012, Kasteel Beauvoorde - Beauvoorde, BE
artMRKT, - San Francisco, USA