Gabriel Lester’s Amsterdam studio is a silent flurry of activity - architects, film-makers, artists and designers work on his latest project. Drawing on the vocabulary of cinema, Lester weaves narratives across an apparently limitless number of mediums, which propose different ways of relating to the world.
"I am usually the first to arrive at 9.30am."
"My team consist of other artists, architects, filmmakers and designers - and we all share this studio."
"The first hour we all work on what was left the day before - emails, designs, edits, making artworks etc."
"We work in silence, apart from those who like to listen to music with headphones."
"At 5pm I leave after I have received feedback from each person in the studio, in order to examine new possibilities."
Published as part of the featured project:
by Gabriel Lester
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.“
“...archival photographs are essential for transmitting history and experience to new generations, because stories that contain images generate empathy, and will reach younger people in a more emotional way.“