Dimensions: 210 x 100 x 1cm
Series of 12
This installation can be attached to a door or wall, and it shows the dynamic character of Gabriel Lester‟s works.
The suggestion of movement is made through the use of material that we are familiar with from the moving postcards of yesteryear: lenticular print. A series of vertical pencil lines moves as you move through the room or you open the door. This work refers to both Op-art and Minimalism and is thus characteristic of the artist‟s highly visual works.
Born 1972 in Amsterdam
Lives and works in Amsterdam
Lester‟s films and installations work from the inside out.
They aim to propose dramatic tension and question the role of the spectator.
These dramatic propositions are either implicitly narrative, explicitly visual or both at
The frequent use of sequences, parallels, visual and/or spatial edits compose a tension span or even a storyline. Subjects such as psychology of space, the evocation of dilemma, semiotic set up and pay-off
and a re-visits to memorized locations, often show up in his works.
Apart from a number of performances and a few films in which he participated, the lion‟s share of his work is characterised by an almost formalistic approach. This is expressed in the precise way Lester charts any given space before adding his installation or otherwise transforming it. He tries to assess how people move around in that space, how they stand in relation to it.
Before drafting the plans, he reads the situation like a story, as something that has a beginning and an end.
He wants to make work which creates an experience you can take part in, ratherthan an “image” that one looks at.