The pre-historic object destined to everyday use has, in contemporary society, taken on the status of artwork. Frederic Lange characterizes himself as a modern-era archeologist. In his work he anticipates the disappearance of old wooden elements taken from various architectures, tools or other objects of various origins. In his pieces, the subtle memory within fossilized matter is preserved hence tricking the passage of time.
The intimate sensitivity of the artist vis à vis nature provides his pieces with the pure essence of beauty found in living matter’s perpetual movement. Lange congeals the beauty of wear and it’s remnants where the intimately linked meanders of bronze and wood fight over filled and empty space.