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Filip Vervaet’s sculptures are rarely just there; they manifest themselves. They are objects from another universe, one in which doom is always imminent and where science-fiction becomes reality. Vervaet refers to the relationship or friction between man, artificiality and nature. References to art history combined with his very own mixture of futuristic and pre-modernistic visual language provide a bewildering viewing experience.
Proportions are important. In one work a miniature-tree is being blown up to life-size fir tree proportions, in another a monumental apocalyptic setup is being reduced to a miniature; a three dimensional film still.
Vervaet is a perfectionist and his work is meticulously constructed. Even the temporarily public installations are made to last. For example ‘Speakers’ Corner’: a brick, architectural construction with built-in sound equipment, inviting the visitor to plug in his or her guitar, mp3-player or microphone.
The mind of Vervaet moves freely between ideas, chaos and artistic order.