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David Huycke

Silent Piece #1 and Silent Piece #2

Silver
9 2/5 × 9 4/5 × 9 4/5 in
24 × 25 × 25 cm
location
Brussels
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Caroline Van Hoek
Brussels
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Right side: 24 cm h x 25 cm diameter; left side: 28 cm h x 16 cm diameter

David Huycke recently …

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Right side: 24 cm h x 25 cm diameter; left side: 28 cm h x 16 cm diameter

David Huycke recently started with a new project called ‘The Silent Object’, where he investigates the possibilities on how to materialize the intangible and immaterial concept of silence. The project was kicked of with the creation of two new …

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Design/Decorative Art
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.

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About the work
Caroline Van Hoek
Brussels
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Right side: 24 cm h x 25 cm diameter; left side: 28 cm h x 16 cm diameter

David Huycke recently …

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Right side: 24 cm h x 25 cm diameter; left side: 28 cm h x 16 cm diameter

David Huycke recently started with a new project called ‘The Silent Object’, where he investigates the possibilities on how to materialize the intangible and immaterial concept of silence. The project was kicked of with the creation of two new …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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

Silent Piece #1 and Silent Piece #2

Silver
9 2/5 × 9 4/5 × 9 4/5 in
24 × 25 × 25 cm
location
Brussels
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