• tree roots in Balboa Park, San Diego, California

  • Metropolis, Fritz Lang, 1927

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polyurethane and polyester
115 x 170 x 135 cm
45.3 x 66.9 x 53.1 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.

2016   GNI-RI apr2016, Oude Kerk - Vichte, BE
2015   GNI-RI nov2015, Persona Accountants - Roeselare, BE