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XOBBEKOPS, 2009 - 2010
wood, polyester, formica
120 x 156 x 100 cm
47.2 x 61.4 x 39.4 inches


For this sculpture, Nick Ervinck placed a rough bric-a-brac version of the sculpture opposite to the a smooth, clean yellow shape. The rough version is representative of our physical world, whereas the clean version is characteristic of the digital, industrial world. Like in his other works, there is a tension between blobs and boxes. Ervinck captures organics blob shapes in cages and stimulates a symbiosis between old angular architecture and new organic blob shapes. In order to do so, he aims at balanced combinations, tensions and fertilizations between old and new, the physical and the virtual. XOBBEKOPS is built on opposite pairs: sphere/cube, open/closed, inside/outside, sculpture/pedestal, horizontal/vertical. A similar play with opposites is noticeable in the materials: smooth/rough, thin/thick, natural/industrial.

2014   Art London, Olympia Grand - London, UK
2011   Freestate II, - Oostende, BE
2010   Rappel, - Maaseik, BE
2007   Year_07 Art Projects, with MAMA, - London, UK
Streetmodernism, MAMA - Rotterdam, NL
2006   GNI-RI nov2006, Brakke Grond - Amsterdam, NL
Vision on creation, Mijngebouw Winterslag - Genk, BE
GNI-RI mar2006, Kunst-Zicht - Gent, BE