The beauty of the hypnotic
Imagine a three-dimensional cube of sterling silver. Or rounded baubles of yellow gold. Or a tubular necklace. Or a golden bowl you can wear as a pin.
But beyond your imagination, the reality is that all of these are brilliant exercises in tromp l’oiel. They’re tricks of the eye, created not in paint but in precious metals brushed, polished
This is the hypnotic work of Claude Chavent. In his studio in Montpellier, France, Claude toys with perception by burnishing his metal just so, allowing it to catch the light and create dimension where none exists. With a deft subtlety, his pieces defy logic and produce pleasure and surprise in equal measure.