Gabriel Wickbold seeks inspiration in the contemporary human being and in everyday issues such as sustainability, ageing, the relationship of dependence with technology, sexuality, female empowerment, and others. The work mixes photographic techniques with the already traditional construction of human installations, made through the painting of models and applications of various elements, such as the glitter. The result is true to colour bursts that transform the camera into an aura reader, capable of reproducing that intensity that the photographer wants to demonstrate in his series.
In 2018, the artist and gallerist stuck his name among the hottest new Brazilian artsy scene. Sales success in the last edition of SP-Arte and SP-Arte / Foto (the most important São Paulo art fairs), the carioca sold more than US$ 400,000 in artworks. His art arose from the desire to explore the complexity of human experience by mixing fantasy and reality in a way that engages viewers differently than traditional photography. “This line in photography is something that really motivates me, where you do not know where the boundaries of photography and art are,” he says. “This is something that has always stimulated me, the idea of creating a new movement. A mixture of photography, painting and drawing, all at the same time.”
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