Galerie Fons Welters,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“After discovering the transformative effect of a theatrical device called a Cucoloris, Gabriel illuminates old works of art, appropriating them beyond their original forms.“
Seldom focusing on a single defined message or idea, Gabriel Lester’s (b. 1972, the Netherlands) work is all-encompassing. Inventor, architect, sculptor, performer, musician and poet, Lester is able to work across a seemingly limitless number of mediums. Using ever more diverse methods and materials, from metal stencils and light projections to mannequin arms and giant, hollow tunnels, his three-dimensional constructions transform space. As each project unfolds, he finds a new stimulus for his next body of work. Drawing on the vocabulary of cinema, he weaves narratives which propose different ways of relating to the world and flexing the mind.
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