David Huycke Lecture - MOME X Budapest Jewelry Week
David Huycke (Belgium °1967) is a visual artist who explores a variety of media, but is best known for his innovative approach to metalwork, more specifically the use of granulation in larger sculptural silver objects. Huycke’s work balances on the edge of figuration and abstraction. Drawing inspiration from cosmic themes, he delves into the poetic essence of natural and universal phenomena, aiming to convey a profound awareness of the world around us. 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 and recently the 'Robbe & Berking Prize' at the 20st Silver Triennial International 2022.
His work is represented by Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen.
This autumn, for the 9th time, the Budapest Jewelry Week will be held with the support of Fiatal Iparművészek Stúdiója egyesület (FISE).