David Huycke

David Huycke

Exhibition at Collectible Salon, online Fair, 28-30 May 2021

Tjok Dessauvage - Guy Van Leemput - David Huycke - Helena Schepens - Frank Steyaert - Mariken Dumon - Christophe Desvallées - Karima Duchamp

Exhibition Morphoses - August-October 2020

David Huycke - Christophe Desvallées - Guy Van Leemput

Exhibition Treasures - December 2018

Christopher Kelsall - Fabienne Loyens - Magdelien Roobroeck - Frank Steyaert - Margot Thyssen - David Huycke - Mariken Dumon

Exhibition at Collectible, Design Fair, Brussels - 4-8 March 2020

Helena Schepens - David Huycke - Hanna Jarlehed Hyving

The Belgian artist David Huycke (born in 1967) is one of the most important silversmiths working today. He is best known for his innovative approach to the traditional technique of granulation. David sets to work like a scientist or an alchemist, casting in moulds non-existent and seemingly impossible concepts, incurring along the way risks such as breakage or collapse. Eventually those ideas and experiments are selected and elaborated into an object where they exude a degree of stillness and have a natural obviousness, as if the work could not have been made any other way.
The work of David Huycke is shown in galleries and museums worldwide, and can be seen in permanent collections such as in the Design Museum Gent, the V&A London, the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and in many other collections. In 2007 and 2019 he received the Bavarian State Prize for Contemporary Crafts, awarded by the IHM, Munich
David Huycke is professor at the PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt and at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts at Hasselt University. In 2010 he obtained his Ph.D. in Arts with The Metamorphic Ornament: Re-Thinking Granulation, a practice-based research project on the artistic relevance today of the ancient technique of granulation.