Burnt Oak sculpture and steel pedestal. Alban Lanore's sculptures, which oscillate between the strength of man and the softness of wood. The abstract and the rational come together, confront each other. Self-taught to sculptor Alban Lanore got fascinated by the extraordinary diversity of forms created by nature during his trips to Gabon and Central America. Over the years, his organic work got pared-down to pure lines and forms. His latest “geometric abstraction” sculptures, radical shapes carved from portions of raw trunk and then calcined in opposition to polished wood, inaugurate an aesthetic close to constructed art while remaining personal.