wood, styrofoam, plaster, chalk, gauze
55 x 35 x 30 cm
21.7 x 13.8 x 11.8 inches
WODRALIPU is both executed with a shiny (wood), and a rough (Styrofoam) finishing. WODRALIPU is a contemporary interpretation of the sculptures of Georges Vantongerloo (1886-1965), who was a founding member of De Stijl group. Ervinck’s modernistic interpretations are composed of different elements: a cardboard packing box and a tilted house. At the base of this sculpture is the genesis and the search for a balanced shape. With this playful sculpture, Nick Ervinck raises questions on the materiality of the object. But next to that, WODRALIPU is a self-reflexive object, as it provokes the basic conditions of the sculpture: repetition, inside/outside, round/angular, rough/smooth. Moreover, Ervinck plays with the notion of the pedestal and the case (he refers to Didier Vermeiren). While these elements mostly have a support function, they now are exhibited as art.