Designer and artisan metalworker Kevin Oyen (Aycko) studied product design at the Academy of fine arts in Hasselt and worked as the assistant of the artist Matthew Harding (Melbourne, Australia)

Aycko is describes as a welding wizard and a master smithy.

His insparation comes from nature.

This means that in his works of art, he converts non organic materials into skulls, animals and other objects of organic shapes.

He is especially well known for the refined way in wich he handles steel residues.

Beyond traditional recycling, he creates innovative organic metal structures and objects on a level of design.

Artisan concepts and handwork creates this objects.

It inspires one to thoughtfully handle the profound knowledge of materials and techniques of traditional designers, and to draw innovation of forms from the unexpected.


Text : Annelies Thoelen

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