ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta combine the dynamism of design with the power of narrative. The duo’s skills are complimentary; Nauta’s precise knowledge of craft, materials and production techniques; Gordijn’s intuitive awareness of concept and composition. The resulting works are blend of enchanting fantasy and potent reality. They question the relationship between nature, technology and humankind. Their breath taking Fragile Future series of light sculptures offers its spectators ‘a piece of a dream world’. Real dandelion heads are arranged within a phosphorescent bronze structure closely resembling a circuit board, delicately floating in a mesmerizing state. Fragile Future has received much recent acclaim, winning the first ‘Artprize’ in 2006, and the International ‘Lights of the Future’ prize from the German Design Council in 2008. In 2010 Drift were awarded the Moët-Hennessy PAD London prize for their Fragile Future Concrete Chandelier.
Established in 2005 by Parisian entrepreneurs and art devotees Loic Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail, Carpenters Workshop Gallery is known for its discovery of bold and iconic design-art. Like many of the artists it fosters, the gallery takes a young, fresh and dynamic approach, primarily following its own aesthetic. They exhibit unique and limited edition works both by emerging and established artists, and designers.
Carpenters Workshop GaIlery is committed to making ambitious ideas work, through its daring and integrity it has cultivated strong relationships with the artists it works with. Carpenters Workshop Gallery presents the work of established artists including: Atelier Van Lieshout, Maarten Baas, Sebastian Brajkovic, Andrea Branzi, Wendell Castle, Demakersvan, Ingrid Donat, Vincent Dubourg, Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, Johanna Grawunder, Mathieu Lehanneur, Frederik Molenschot, Nendo, Marc Quinn, Random International, Pablo Reinoso, Robert Stadler, Studio Job & Charles Trevelyan.
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