The Blue Years by Gabriel Isak
The Blue Years entails surreal and melancholic scenes where Gabriel Isak invites the viewer to interact with the inner world of solitary figures that symbolize our own unconscious states. The works is a serene and melancholic meditation that stills the chaos of life and transforms into an introspective journey that questions the depths of existence. Using himself of photography he created these surreal images that are minimal and graphic in it’s aesthetic, rich in symbolism and emotion, focusing on themes inspired by human psychology, dreams, romanticism, as well as his own experiences, especially the years he battled through depression. The subjects are anonymous, imprisoned in monochromatic settings, so the viewer can envision oneself as the subject, reflecting back on one’s own experiences and journey in life, making it to a personal experience. The objective of “The Blue Years” is to shine a light on the experiences of being and the states of mind those brings along. Isak lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden from where he works and travels the world for personal and commissioned projects.
Gabriel Isak lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
To view more of Gabriel’s work, please visit his website.