Meander Medial Centre - Amersfoort, NL

LUCE, 2017
polyester, polyurethane and metal
750 x 400 x 366 cm

We installed the sculpture LUCE at the new hospital in Amersfoort in The Netherlands. For LUCE, we based on three parameters: the meandering form (analogous to the name of the hospital), natural forms (referring to the important position of the landscape as a conditioner for the architect) and the tissues of the human body (the ' Material ', which is central to a hospital). The organic form that rises has been given the shape of an abstract tree or bush, while the inner structure gives the idea of blood vessels that run through our body. One element branches and emerges in the meander's garden as a sign of this intertwining. The yellow color belongs to the our typical handwriting. Within the specific design assignment, a pictorial artwork, the color has added value of a 'signal function'. Influenced by artist Henry Moore and Hans Arp, we try to change the elements we derive into reality in a virtual computer environment. This creates an exciting interaction between 'old' and 'new'. The sculpture is initially a digital creation that is unique because of its complexity, but it can be made.


Private Commission, Selection Meubles - Amougies, BE

TRAHIARD, 2016 - 2017
Polyrethane, polyester and metal
800 x 490 x 415 cm 

TRAHIARD was established at the request of the furniture shop Selection des Meubles (Amougies), who invited us to design a sculpture for the new parkyard at the store. This monumental outer sculpture is the result of a digital design process, but nevertheless crafted from polyester. The basic form consists of a polyurethane foam that is manually cut. On top of that, three to four layers of fiberglass reinforced with polyester. The finish is done with different layers of paint. The sculpture consists out of asymmetric and long organic lines. It is the ongoing swinging movement between the real and the virtual that makes for an interesting dynamic in our work. The image appears to be an intimate embrace of the empty space, which transforms itself into a sculptural issue. The spaces in the sculpture give the sculpture a dynamic and organic character. This reminds us to the Art Nouveau furniture, in which such gracefully curved, wavy, often a-symmetrical lines are derived directly from nature. The dialogue between the natural forms and the digital design process is something you can recognize in today's furniture industry. Organic shapes, craft and digital design meet in our world just like in the furniture design.


Private commission

polyester, polyurethane and metal
250 x 170 x 155 cm

This sculpture, commissioned by a private collector, is the result of a digital designing process, but nevertheless realized by hand, using polyester. The digital design language is clear in the fluid, vivid lines of the sculpture, creating a unique dynamic and movement. With these ‘blob’ sculptures, we question how the computer can be used in the realization of organic and experimental (negative) spaces and sculptures within sculptures. For sculptures like AMLUNIAR, we derive inspiration from the work of artists like Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. This way, new dialogues between old and new, between tradition and innovation and between sculpting and new media arise. This sculpture is situated in the world between the virtual and the real. By copy-pasting, montage and collage, we design virtual and abstract forms. This eclectic technique enables us to create what can hardly be thought of, or what cannot be made by hand. 



In Situ 2017 - Chateau de Foix - Foix, FR
07/07/2017 - 17/09/2017

APSAADU, 2012 - 2013
and polyurethane
300 x 180 x 120 cm

We have just installed APSAADU in Foix for the exhibition 'In Situ 2017'. From the research on the Jupiter column, a series of small god statues came into being. As in LUIZADO, archaeological findings – such as helmets, armour, busts and columns – are a direct source of inspiration. The observer recognises some elements, but will discover new shapes as well. APSAADU hovers between the virtual and the real world. Designing this shape using a computer, we create very complex forms which cannot be created by means of hand-drawn sketches. The design process of this work is very closely related to a new form of architecture which is commonly referred to as ‘blob architecture’. This kind of computer-aided designs resulting in organic, amoeba-shaped, bulging forms was firstly explored by an architect named Greg Lynn in 1995. This is a new movement whereby architects remove themselves from the previous linear and corner- like box structures and instead turn to rounded, bulging shapes as structural forms.

Curator: MC Allaire Matte
Co-curator: Christa Vyvey

Artists: d’Emma Dusong, Nick Ervinck, Arno Fabre, Bertrand Gadenne, Dominique Gauthier, Rainer Gross, Christian Jaccard, Suzy Lelièvre, Jaume Plensa and Claude Viallat.



GNI-RI mar2017
Huis George Minne
Sint-Martens-Latem, BE
30/03/2017 - 30/06/2017


GNI-RI apr2017 
Maison des Randonneurs,
Mont de L'enclus, BE 
31/03/2017 - 25/06/2017

De Mijlpaal, Knokke, BE  
01/04/2017 - 04/06/2017


Alpha & Omega
White Circle, Brussel, BE 
21/04/2017 - 15/06/2017

Between Earth and Heaven 
PAK, Brugge, BE 
23/04/2017 - 25/06/2017


MIRABILIA, La maison des consuls 
Museé d'Arts d'Archéologie, Les matelles, FR
03/05/2017 - 03/09/2017


NONA, Mechelen, BE


Prins Bernhardplein, Nuland, NL 


In Situ 2017
Château de foix, foix, FR  
07/07/2017 - 01/09/2017


In Situ 2017
Saint Guilhem_le_desert, Languedoc, FR 
08/07/2017 - 01/09/2017


CC Casino, Blankenberge, BE 


GNI-RI jul2017
CC Casino, Blankenberge, BE 
01/07/2017 - 24/09/2017


Celibataire Divas
Herkenrode Refuge, Hasselt, BE
01/07/2017 - 03/09/2017


De Groene School, Anderlecht, BE


GNI-RI sep2017
AXIOM, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, JP
02/09/2017 - 07/10/2017


De waterlelie, Anderlecht, BE


GNI-RI jan2018
The Black Wall, Brussels, BE
11/01/2018 - 30/03/2018


Kinderdagverblijf De Kroon, Dendermonde,BE


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