Sylvie Vandenhoucke

Sylvie Vandenhoucke’s work contemplates the dwelling between heaven and earth, the transcendental experience, and the sublime. How to make the invisible visible, how to dematerialise matter? The work reveals a non-physical or inner space, trapped between the layers of the miniature landscape.

As an artist and researcher, Sylvie Vandenhoucke works with a diversity of materials (metal, fibre glass, paper, carpet). Her work builds on a core of intense research in glass, especially pâte de verre. She manipulates the material into a transmutable medium, turning perception and interaction between viewer and the environment into an acute visual awareness.