Straddling between art and object design, Audrey Large's practice explores the potential of digital image manipulation processes applied to the design of our material surroundings.
Audrey Large (born 1994) is a French designer based in the Netherlands.
She graduated with Cum Laude from the Design Academy of Eindhoven (NL), MA Social Design, in 2017 and then joined the artist residency program of the Jan Van Eyck Academy (NL), 2019-2020. Straddling between art and object design, her practice explores the potential of digital image manipulation processes applied to the design of our material surroundings. In a context of exponential digitization, she positions her practice in an interdisciplinary form of design that uses digital cinema and image theory as a field of research to reconsider object design methodologies.
« As an object designer, I like to think about digital images as the matter I work with in order to create objects, not with the primary purpose of functionality but rather on the pretext of proximity with the viewer, in order to challenge their perception of materiality. This questioning of materials requires rethinking the tools by which they are manipulated; thus, it questions the status of the designer whose role is to navigate through 2D images, 3D files, moving images and objects. In this context, I am moved by the question of the surface and its potential to be a fictitious and ambiguous substance upon which reality as well as hyperreality can be located.»