JACOB GILS: NEW PERSPECTIVES
6 January 2016 - 25 February 2017
In The Gallery enters 2017 with an exhibition showing new works by Jacob Gils.
“In my ongoing project, MOVEMENT , I strive to give visible shape to the relationship between my own concrete physical movement in the production phase and the established environment or familiar sites chosen as content. By using the camera as a tool to convey this feeling of flux, I wish to generate engaging interpretations of iconic structures and landscape sceneries. Fragmented, draped and distorted the images invite the onlooker to come closer and discover the details, which do not readily reveal themselves from a distance.
The LIMIT TO YOUR LOVE series was initiated by the wish to break away from controlled predefined photography and introduce an element of chance into the artistic process. The tactile, disrupted surfaces challenge the iconic and timeless subject matter of the beautiful female, making these works come across as emotive statements with natural imperfections. I wish to confront the documentary tradition of Western photography by creating work that merges the realistic with the abstract. By intentionally questioning my own artistic allegiance as well as that of the photographic genre, I strive to create images that offer new perspectives on familiar subject matter and engage the viewer in a dialogue about the subjective experience of the world that surrounds us.”