The work of Lore Stessel emerges in an intense process of attraction and repulsion between photography and painting. For Stessel, photography captures a lot of detail in a short concentration span, maintaining a direct relation to reality, whereas painting offers freedom, materiality and possibilities to create. Stessel’s work often addresses the human being, be it in its physical presence or its legacy. She is fascinated by the beauty of daily routines, small gestures and the power of movement. Lore Stessel studied painting at LUCA (Brussels) and photography at École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles. She lives and works in Leuven (Belgium).

Lore Stessel