Here we go. An adventure to the future.
Isn’t it great when an artist imagines the future and from there it interprets it and makes and amazing work? Astonishingly good work.
By combining “fragmentary elements from the past with anatomical parts and futuristic imagery”, a series of fascinating cyborg-sculptures came into being. Nick Ervinck incorporates past, present and future in these incredible sculptures and prints. At the same time, these works can be placed in an ancient sculptural tradition because of the similarities with the classical portrait bust. With their majestic pose and piercing gaze, they tower over the viewer as if they were heroic god statues from the future.
While the first people on Earth still had fur coats, we now wear clothes to protect us and keep us warm. The technology of the future may allow us to develop a multifunctional skin, that provides extra strength and more protection from harsh weather conditions. This series of works reflects on the growing integration of technology in our society – and in our bodies.
“This evolution offers endless possibilities and solutions for the future. Revolutionary technologies and artificial intelligence could potentially solve important problems in our society, such as climate change, poverty or even mortality. At the same time, this search for a modified ‘super human’ cannot remain without consequences.”