Self-taught French sculptor Alban Lanore became fascinated by nature’s extraordinarily diverse forms during trips to forests in Gabon and Central America. Over the years, his organic work got pared down to pure lines and shapes.
Lanore’s sculptural work combines abstract and rational worlds. It reveals the application of human strength on soft and flexible wood, and the tool’s mechanical speed on wood and steel. His latest “geometric abstraction” sculptures create an aesthetic resembling constructed art, yet remain highly personal. These radical shapes are carved from sections of natural tree trunks and charred in contrast to the polished wood – a result accurately emulated in our brushed teak editions.
Alban Lanore was born in Paris in 1966. He works and lives in the Touraine region, France, and considers himself an autodidact sculptor.