In a world dominated by technology and the digital image, I perceive an increased separation from the physicality and emotional impact of the artefact.
Lore Langendries is a Belgian artist who questions the nature of reproductions via a fusion of natural materials, mechanical treatment and the handmade.
Lore focuses on the tactile and physical aspects of design, the behaviour and qualities of materials, digital technology and her own subjective and intuitive role as a creator. In a playful, experimental approach, materials are used as active agents in the design and making process, material acting as subject and matter, resulting in wearable and un-wearable objects that maneuver freely between disciplines.
In addition to producing her own jewellery and wall objects, Langendries collaborates with designers and manufacturers for one off and exhibition projects, including the award winning Tableskin; a collaboration with luxury linen manufacturer Verilin (winner of the 2017 Henry Van de Velde Award for Design in Flanders, Belgium).