Gabriel Isak creates images that stand out for their simple aesthetic, yet hide a carefully planned composition to voice feelings only the soul can experience. Now based in New York City, the Swedish artist (born in Huskvarna) has defined an imagery that well represents the solitary figures inhabiting our deepest self.
His shots, while full of color at times, are never optimistic and instead convey a melancholic mood that leads viewers to reflect upon their own journey. He creates immobile, almost frozen atmospheres that seem to hold onto a concept, an “idea” that we should not analyze the world according to an aesthetic, but according to the message it expresses.
Isak’s work has been in exhibits all over the world, from New York City to Paris, and from Stockholm to San Francisco and Miami.