MOVEMENT; a photo book by Jacob Gils.Posted on 30/11/2017
We are happy to announce the new book by Jacob Gils!
Jacob Gils’ photographic series MOVEMENT was originally conceived as an experiment and investigation into the potential of the photographic genre. By questioning the medium, and his own artistic role, Gils’ discovered a unique method, which has gathered a lot of attention and popularity. The works have been shown at exhibitions, art fairs and in private collections all over the world.
Each of Gil’s pieces consists of many fleeting moments gathered in one image. In the same way one may experience and sense a place, Gils builds a feeling of time and space by using multiple exposures. The motifs are often from different cities, with their iconic squares and attractions, or tropes found in nature – often chosen from a personal and specific relation.
What at first glance might appear as abstract, or out of focus, is actually a collection of very sharp images put together. This visually poetic and dynamic balance is representative for Gils’ photographic style, and holds both references to impressionist painting, as well as simultaneously maintaining a degree of detail characteristic for modern photography.
What originally started as an experiment has through dedicated focus and specialised technical development proved itself to have a distinctive inherent energy.
Finally the complete series is collected in book form.
MOVEMENT presents the reader with an insightful view into the mind and process of an artist, and his distinctive approach to image making.
All photographs by Jacob Gils
Primarily sold through In The Gallery.