In this episode, we speak to artist, craftsman, researcher and educator Dr David Huycke on his innovative work with granulation and metal. An insight into the considered practice of an artist balancing craft, poetry and profession.
David Huycke is a visual artist living and working in Belgium. He works in a variety of media, but is best known for his innovative approach to metalwork, specifically the use of granulation in larger sculptural silverware. Recently, he has also been exploring the possibilities of two-dimensional work, both in metal, and on canvas and paper.
With this work, Huycke investigates cosmic themes, balancing on the edge of figuration and abstraction, in search of the poetics in universal phenomena. His silver objects are included in numerous public collections worldwide. In 2010 Huycke received his doctorate in the arts and is now professor at the PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt and at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts at Hasselt University. His work received several prizes, including the Bavarian State Prize for Contemporary Crafts in 2007 and 2019.