David Huycke, ‘Berliner’, Design/Decorative Art, Silver granulation, Caroline Van Hoek
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David Huycke

Berliner

Silver granulation
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Location
Brussels
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David Huycke
Belgian, b. 1967
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Known for his granulated vessels, Belgian silversmith David Huycke appropriates a Bronze Age process and uses it to hyper-contemporary effect. Granulation, the ancient technique of invisibly soldering minute metal balls to a base, has been used as decoration for centuries. But in Huycke’s hands—and with industrial finishes—the surface treatment becomes the form itself, and in turn looks less baroque than it does biological. His tiny, bead-like spheres appear like cells under a microscope, regenerating fractally. Historically, granulation has been considered one of the hardest goldsmithing methods to master; and indeed it took Huycke half a decade to perfect.

David Huycke, ‘Berliner’, Design/Decorative Art, Silver granulation, Caroline Van Hoek
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About the work
Medium
David Huycke
Belgian, b. 1967
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Known for his granulated vessels, Belgian silversmith David Huycke appropriates a Bronze Age process and uses it to hyper-contemporary effect. Granulation, the ancient technique of invisibly soldering minute metal balls to a base, has been used as decoration for centuries. But in Huycke’s hands—and with industrial finishes—the surface treatment becomes the form itself, and in turn looks less baroque than it does biological. His tiny, bead-like spheres appear like cells under a microscope, regenerating fractally. Historically, granulation has been considered one of the hardest goldsmithing methods to master; and indeed it took Huycke half a decade to perfect.

David Huycke

Berliner

Silver granulation
.
Location
Brussels