Photography

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.

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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)

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Beaubourg, Paris

ruel-beirutSunday, Beirut

ruel-chinookChinook, Vancouver

ruel-gaultierMaison Gaultier 1, Paris

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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.

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