The 3D printed sculpture NOITALS is reminiscent of the skeleton of an eerie prehistoric animal, and just like the Rorschach inkblots, different onlookers will perceive different things in its geometry. It links back to the past by presenting an homage to Eadweard J. Muybridge, the inventor of the Zoopraxiscope and photography pioneer, as it aims to create movement and dynamism in a static object. Nick Ervinck explores the boundaries between the physical and the imaginary, the traditional and the modern, architecture and sculpture. Constantly pushing the frontiers on what is spatially possible, he is a pioneer in the use of 3D Printing in art. The originality of his sculptures is largely due to the balancing act Ervinck manages to perform between classic art and modern technology. While learning about art as a student, he became fascinated with computers and digital design. Yet, he still retains that dimension of craftsmanship as he finishes each printed part by hand and incorporates traditional elements of sculpture such as a pedestal.
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