Gabriel Lester, ‘Have You Eaten? (Chi Fan Le Ma?)’, 2014, Leo Xu Projects
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Gabriel Lester

Have You Eaten? (Chi Fan Le Ma?), 2014

Eighty coloured slides with images found on the internet
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Shanghai
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Gabriel Lester
Dutch, b. 1972
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Gabriel Lester, who has a background as a composer and narrative filmmaker, says of his installation-based practice: “first and foremost my work always comes down to the idea of composition.” Though he claims not to stick to one aesthetic, Lester’s works commonly frame compositions using architectural space, evoke narratives through dramatic music and lighting, and create optical illusions. Some of his film installations play with the suspension of disbelief on the part of the viewer, while others more directly engage with imagery associated with magic or performed illusions. Lester is also well known for installations in which he cuts out shapes from a series of walls, calling his works a more narrative version of Gordon Matta-Clark’s signature creations.

Gabriel Lester, ‘Have You Eaten? (Chi Fan Le Ma?)’, 2014, Leo Xu Projects
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Gabriel Lester
Dutch, b. 1972
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Gabriel Lester, who has a background as a composer and narrative filmmaker, says of his installation-based practice: “first and foremost my work always comes down to the idea of composition.” Though he claims not to stick to one aesthetic, Lester’s works commonly frame compositions using architectural space, evoke narratives through dramatic music and lighting, and create optical illusions. Some of his film installations play with the suspension of disbelief on the part of the viewer, while others more directly engage with imagery associated with magic or performed illusions. Lester is also well known for installations in which he cuts out shapes from a series of walls, calling his works a more narrative version of Gordon Matta-Clark’s signature creations.

Gabriel Lester

Have You Eaten? (Chi Fan Le Ma?), 2014

Eighty coloured slides with images found on the internet
Location
Shanghai
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