Irhann is a half-fictitious series. Gabriel Jones describes an imaginary and elusive country, revealing a surreal perspective of our world by playing with two seemingly similar objects: the nuclear missile, an icon of mass destruction, and the space rocket, an icon of scientific research and progress. He creates a lucid visual “scenario”, using absurdity to criticise the tragic absurdity of wars, combining manipulated images with reframed, re-photographed and silk-screened stills from real life video archives.
About the Artist
Gabriel Jones, born 1973 in Montreal, currently lives and works in New York. He studied photography at Dawson College alumni, Montreal. His work has been exhibited in institutions and galleries such as Galerie Château D’eau, France; Centre VU, Canada; Bugdahn und Kaimer, Germany; Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York; Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris; Artcite, Windsor,Canada. He was part of various photography festivals such as The Noorderlicht International Photography festival, Groningen, The Netherlands; Voies Off Arles photography festival, France; FotoEspana, Madrid. His work has been featured and reviewed in Le Monde (Paris), Frame (Vienna), Hot Shoe (London), Connaissance des arts (Paris), BBC (London), Futu (Warsaw).