Gabriel Isak cleverly combines landscapes with his subjects to give the impression of loneliness throughout his work.
‘I work a lot with self-portraiture, but it’s always anonymous and abstract, for the reason that my work is so personally inspired that I know exactly how I want the subject to look in an image.’ The above quote is taken from an interview on fragmentary.com, with Isak describing his reasons for using self-portraiture. I relate to this quote a lot, using my myself because I can easily express what I am trying to portray.
He also talks about how he doesn’t give away the meaning behind each image as he wants each viewer to make up their own mind and have their own option on the concept of each image. The subject is always anonymous, often similar to my work. Muted colour tones have also been used once again which gives the work a dream like feeling, but also plays on the feeling of loneliness further.