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GABRIEL ISAK


  • Gabriel Isak ( 1990, Huskvarna ) woont en werkt in Stockholm, Zweden
  • Studeerde fotografie aan de Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Californië.
  • Thema's geïnspireerd door de menselijke psychologie, dromen en romantiek.
  • Hij bepaald eerst de locatie, het weer, de stemming, de kleuren, de rekwisieten, het onderwerp, de outfit etc. voordat hij de voorstelling fotografeert.
  • Lees verder onderaan pagina. / English translation below
  • Getoonde afbeeldingen zijn auteursrechtelijk beschermd.



Vierkante afbeeldingen / Square images:
50.8 x 50.8 cm, + frame, 62 x 62 cm, ed. 15, € 2.950,-
76.2 x 76.2 cm, + frame 87 x 87 cm, ed. 10, € 4.200,-
101.6 x 101.6 cm, + frame 110 x 110 cm, ed. 5, € 5.400,-

Rechthoekige afbeeldingen / Rectangular images:
76.2 x 61cm, + frame 87 x 72 cm, ed. 15, € 3.800,-
81.2 x 101.6 cm, + frame 90 x 110 cm, ed. 10, € 4.900,-
101.6 x 127 cm, + frame 110 x 136 cm, ed. 5, € 6.000,-

* white framed with museumglass

Het is mogelijk om de prints zonder lijst te bestellen.

It is possible to order the prints without a frame.


ENTITIES 


AVERT


BY YOUR SIDE


SYNERGY


SIDE BY SIDE


ALIENETED


THE OBSERVERS


ENCOUNTER


DEVIATE


CONFRONTATION


OSTRACIZED


FADING


HOLLOW


DYSTOPIA


DISINTEGRATION


APPROACH


THE LIGHT IN THE DARK


GENESIS


DUALITY


PASSING


SOLACE


THE BLUE JOURNEY


DISCOVERY AT NIGHT


ILLUMINATION IN THE DARK


LET GO


AFTER LIFE


THE FLIGHT


PEACE OF MIND 


THE SILENT FLIGHT


TWO MOONS


IN THE BLUE


BLUE MOON


UNDER THE MOON


NOWHERE


NIGHTFALL


INTO THE LIGHT


BIRTH


IN THE BLUE FOG


MYSTERY AT NIGHT


WHITE LIGHT


BLACK AND BLUE DIMENSIONS


BLACK AND BLUE DIMENSIONS 01


BLACK AND BLUE DIMENSIONS 04


BLACK AND BLUE DIMENSIONS 02


BLACK AND BLUE DIMENSIONS 05


MIND STATE


ABYSM


SERENITY


ID, EGO & SUPER EGO


REFLECTIONS OF THE SELF


NOCTURNE


MIND STATE


BALANCE


ETHEREALITY


THE SHADOW AND THE SELF


THE SHADOW AND THE SELF 04


THE SHADOW AND THE SELF 05


THE SHADOW AND THE SELF 02


THE SHADOW AND THE SELF 09


OVER DE KUNSTENAAR / ABOUT THE ARTIST


Artist Statement

De kunst van Gabriel Isak omvat surrealistische en melancholische scènes waarin hij de kijker uitnodigt tot interactie met de innerlijke wereld van eenzame figuren die onze eigen onbewuste toestanden symboliseren. Hij gebruikt fotografie als medium om surrealistische beelden te tekenen en te schilderen, minimaal en grafisch in zijn esthetiek, rijk aan symboliek en emotie, waarbij hij zich concentreert op thema's geïnspireerd door de menselijke psychologie, dromen en romantiek. Isaks werk is een serene en melancholische meditatie die de chaos van het leven tot zwijgen brengt en transformeert in een introspectieve reis die de diepten van het bestaan ​​in vraag stelt. Het doel van de kunst van Gabriel Isak is om licht te werpen op de ervaringen van het zijn en de gemoedstoestanden die die met zich meebrengen. Zijn onderwerpen zijn anoniem met de geringste glimp van bewustzijn, gevangen in monochrome omgevingen en trachten verbinding te maken met de innerlijke werelden van de kijker, die hun eigen levensreizen weerspiegelen.

Gabriel Isak’s art entails surreal and melancholic scenes where he invites the viewer to interact with the inner world of solitary figures that symbolize our own unconscious states. He uses photography as a medium to draw and paint surreal images, minimal and graphic in its aesthetic, rich in symbolism and emotion, focusing on themes inspired by human psychology, dreams and romanticism. Isak’s work is a serene and melancholic meditation that stills the chaos of life and transforms into an introspective journey that questions the depths of existence. The objective of Gabriel Isak’s art is to shine a light on the experiences of being and the states of mind those brings along. His subjects are anonymous with the slightest glimmerings of consciousness, imprisoned in monochromatic settings, so the viewer can envision oneself as the subject, reflecting back on one’s own experiences and journey in life.


My process
My images can seem very minimal, but in-fact they take anywhere from weeks to months of planning and preparations before they come to life. My work first takes forms when I research or brainstorm on the project I want to create. I then sketch out my ideas with notes of how the image will come to life from my vision into reality. I will decide, location, weather, mood, colors, props, subject, outfit etc. before I photograph the image. Many times I have to travel to specific locations in the world to create my work in order to bring my vision into life. Once on location I create my images usually around sunrise/sunset in a limited time constrain, or in foggy weather. If I have to manipulate something I will shoot all the details on location to later merge them together digitally. Post-Production plays an important role to enhance my work into a more surreal and otherworldly atmosphere. I can spend anywhere from a few days here to weeks to create one single image.

The blue thread you see my work is used to depict a tranquil dimension, often relating it back to themes of dreams, serenity, peace, origins, existentialism and melancholia.


Selected Exhibitions

Gabriel Isak, Galerie 12, Los Angeles, March-June, 2023
Spectrum, Hunter Museum of American Art, November 2022
Gabriel Isak, Galerie 12, Shanghai, September-November, 2021
Into the Blue, Gallery deBernardo, Stockholm, February - March, 2020
Selection from the Roster, Soren Christensen Gallery, February, 2020
Off Color & Form, Sorensen Christensen Gallery, December, 2019
Generating Perspective, .M Contemporary, Sydney, 12-30 November, 2019
Out from the Mist, Arts Centre Melbourne, October, 2019
Unfuck our Rainforests, 71aLondon Gallery, London, 30 October, 2019
Out from the Mist, Frank Moran Gallery, Brisbane, October, 2019
International Photo Expo, ImageNation, Voies Off, Arles, July, 2019
International Photo Expo, ImageNation, Galerie Joseph Saint Martin, Paris, November, 2018
"Culture Pop", .M Contemporary, Sydney, October, 2018
Stockholm Affordable Art Fair, Momentum Fine Art Gallery, October, 2018
Fujifilm Wondershop, New York, September, 2018
San Francisco Bay International Photo Show, ACCI Gallery, September, 2018
.M Contemporary, Sydney, May-Oct, 2018
Month of Photography, Los Angeles, April, 2018
Last Rites Gallery, New York, January-February, 2017
Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, October-December, 2016
Jackson Place, San Francisco, October-December, 2016
The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, September-October, 2016
Academy of Art Annual Spring Show, San Francisco, May-June, 2016
SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, April, 2016
RAW Artists, San Francisco, January, 2016
Momentum Fine Art Gallery, Miami, 2016
Catch Gallery, Paris, 2015


Selected Awards
Bronze Award - Fine Art Conceptual, ND Awards, 2020
Winner, Out from the Mist Competition (Photographic Representations of Mental Health), 2019
Gold medalist, Trierenberg Super Circuit International Photography Awards, 2019
1st Place Winner, Rangefinder Fine Art Photography Awards, 2018
Winner, PDN The Look, 2018
Gold Winner, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2018
1st Place Winner, Rangefinder the Portrait, 2018
Gold Award, San Francisco Bay International Photo Show, 2018
Winner, PDN Emerging Photographer, 2018
Honorable Mention, Photographers Forum, 2018
Shortlist, London International Creative Competition, 2017
1st Place Single Image Award, Academy of Art Annual Spring Show, 2016
Honorable Mention, PRZM Dream Big Contest, 2016
2nd Place - Fine Art: Conceptual, International Photographer of the Year, 2015