Nick Ervinck, a rising star in the art world, masterfully explores the borders between various media and tries to find an interaction between virtual constructions and hand-made sculptures. Through his sculptures, videos, prints and digital drawings, he creates fantastic new realities which challenge viewers to take a fresh look at the world around them. One medium that Ervinck has employed with great skill is 3D Printing, and for some of his most intricate printed creations, he turns to the experts at Materialise to help him bring his visions to life.
Introducing the Past to the Future in Belgium’s Oldest Town
In September, 2012, the historic city center of Belgium’s oldest town, Tongeren, saw the unveiling of a new sculpture by Ervinck. The sculpture is inspired by the town’s most celebrated statue (the Jupiter Giant) and enjoys a prominent position in front of the Gallo-Romeins Museum, one of the most important archaeological museums in Europe. In celebration, the museum is currently holding a solo exhibition of Nick Ervinck’s works, The 9th Month (De 9de Maand), which includes several pieces 3D printed here at Materialise (NIKEYSWODA, SNIBURTAD, SIUMET, RACHT, LUIZAERC, BORTOBY and KOLEKNAT). The exhibition runs from September 15th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013.