Miklos Gaál - Photographs London Monday, November 17, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Miklos Gaál: Sightseeing Tour, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2005, p. 30

  • Catalogue Essay

    Gaál explores a new way of seeing in his photographs by manipulating the rules of perspective without the use of digital technology. He swivels the film plate of his large-format camera to create a shallow, diagonal depth of field and blurred zones that characterise his images. These compositions, inhabited by toy-sized people, acquire a strange spatial atmosphere and a distorted sense of proportion. The viewer’s sense of perspective is easily lost as the focused and out-of-focus areas do not indicate the spatial relationship between foreground and background.



Frozen Sea

Chromogenic print.
100 x 148 cm (39 3/8 x 58 1/4 in.)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 2/5 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.
This work is number 2 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 2 AP.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £6,250

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London 18 November 2014