Survey by Qualaroo

Gabriel Lester

Gabriel Lester lives and works in Amsterdam. Artwork, films and installations originate from a desire to tell stories and construct environments that support these stories or propose their own narrative interpretation.

Born: 1972

In early years this led to writing prose and composing electronic music. Later, after studying cinema and eventually fine arts, his artworks became what could be typified as cinematographic, without necessarily employing film or video. Like cinema, Lester’s practice has come to embrace all imaginable media and occupy both time and space. The artworks propose a tension span and are either implicitly narrative, explicitly visual or both at once. These artworks seldom convey any explicit message or singular idea, but rather propose ways to relate to the world, how it is presented and what mechanisms and components constitute our perception and understanding of it. By dissecting things, editing, cutting up, repositioning and forcing perspective, he aspires to captivate and engage. Ultimately his artworks suggest both rational consciousness as well as associative magic thought.

Sunday 04 December 2016

Galleries 11am-6pm

Shop 11am-6pm

Cafe 10am-6pm

Reading Room  11am-6pm