Nicolas Ruel: Micromovie photos

ruel-rocketNicolas Ruel transfigures urban spaces with very long exposures that condense each photo into “a kind of 8-second micromovie.”  The Montreal artist assembles key moments in a single take, then prints the large-scale works on stainless steel.  Iconography, his latest exhibition, is on at Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto.

ruel-Témoin

I take a formal approach to photography, based on urban design and architecture. Structuring and disarticulating these elements is the predominant theme of my work. –Artist Statement (Top: Red Rocket Streetcars, Toronto / Above: Témoin, Toronto)

ruel-beaubourg

Beaubourg, Paris

ruel-beirutSunday, Beirut

ruel-chinookChinook, Vancouver

ruel-gaultierMaison Gaultier 1, Paris

ruel-havana

Prado, Havana

Nicolas Ruel was born in Montreal in 1973. He began his studies in film and international relations before undertaking extensive travels, during which time he developed as a photographer. Ruel has been presented in solo and collective exhibitions all over the world.  See more on Nicolas Ruel’s website, here.

There are 12 comments

          1. Resa McConaghy

            I’m a west-ender, so the east-end can be like a hundred miles away, I haven’t been seen the Distillery District for over a year.
            I’m a bit embarrassed to say I’ve never been to the gallery.

            1. boomerontario

              I know what you mean. Toronto, not to mention the GTA, is separate communities, not necessarily a bad thing but . . . . . You’ll love the space of this gallery.

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