In his oeuvre Nick Ervinck (b. 1981, Roeselare) creates a dialogue between craftsmanship and technology and between the virtual and the physical. The shapes he designs are inspired by the work of artists Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) and Hans Arp (1886-1966), but his main source of inspiration is the work of Henry Moore (1898-1986).
On Sunday, 23 June 2019, a brand new artwork by Nick Ervinck was unveiled on the Boekenplein in Waregem. The city of Waregem commissioned the West Flemish artist to create RETMONER, an impressive sculpture in varnished steel, with a height of 4,40 metre. The sculpture was placed in front of the library, which was built in 2016 based on a design by Robbrecht and Daem architects and Goedefroo + Goedefroo architects.
In a collaboration with Be-Part, Platform for contemporary art, Nick Ervinck created a cabinet, which forms the basis for his collection of art books and monographs on the life and work of Henry Moore. This collections consists of 280 books and is without a doubt unique in Belgium (and perhaps even far beyond). In the cabinet both the collection of books and a series of works by Henry Moore (sculptures and lithographs), works by Nick Ervinck and objects that were a source of inspiration for both artists will be on display.
The cabinet will be presented in the library of Waregem, from 10 October to 10 December 2019.
On 7 December, at 5 p.m., Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Collections and Exhibitions of the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire (UK), will give a lecture about Henry Moore. Nick Ervinck will talk about his book collection and about the cabinet.
On 7 December publishing house Hannibal will also present a publication about the project.
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