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.