Gabriel McIntosh exhibits photographs of nature consuming the built environment on a small scale in a modern metropolis. He contrasts these vibrant color images with black and white photographs of an abandoned ancient city completely overtaken by the Guatemalan jungle.
Gabriel McIntosh makes photos and media art. By emphasising aesthetics, McIntosh seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life. His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, he often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation. [http://www.500letters.org/form_15.php] / Really, I just take pictures.