Gabriel Isak Reseach

Gabriel Isak

The Blue Journey:-

  • ‘invite the viewer to enter a dream world’
  • ‘[solitude] is a world of soul searching and dream interpretation, spun from a web of psychological states, which is filled with stimulating knowledge and energy of the self’
  • ‘solitary figures are concealed in surreal sceneries […] which symbolizes our own unconscious states’
  • Melancholic, surreal, calm, serene.


  • The artist is concerned with the psychological world and the places we encounter in our dreams.
  • The imagery essentially intends to reflect unconscious states. The unconscious mind is incredibly busy, containing many memories and thoughts, they just cannot be accessed by our conscious minds, or therefore by us. This means that, when we think about our unconscious mind, we consider it to be a serene and tranquil place, because we cannot access what is actually stored in there. So, to us, the unconscious mind is calm, and this, to me, is the point of the artists work. Through peaceful colours, the artists translate our calm perception of our own unconscious mind. In addition to this, I notice the artist’s work often revolves around the idea of extended, infinite space – places that we cannot see the end of. I think this is another depiction of the mind in general, being that there is no end to it – our thoughts and memories, past experiences and dreams, they are all there, and if layed out infront of us in pea sized pieces, they would continue for millions of miles. I think that there are much deeper meanings in the artists work that can be interpreted differently by each viewer. Although confusing, I think this is the point of their work – they want to open each person’s mind – to encourage them to consider something different and have an alternative outlook on the piece to the person standing next to them. This is a really inspiring effort – to create a piece that evokes pure emotion, while subtly symbolising a different thing to different people, changing the concept of the entire piece for each person.
  • This artists links to my concept by looking at similar areas of the mind (the unconscious). I think it could be interpreted that the artist’s work does represent dreams, by way of symbolisation, which provides me with ideas for ways in which I could translate similar themes using colour, perspective, space, and symbols.