Gaal Cohen Photographer
Gaal Cohen Photographer


WORK:

Discover Gaal's Fusion GDC project
2019
Gastronomic Quilt
2018
Gaudí's Ghosts
Homo Hominis Lupus · Wars Why?
2017
Parallel Worlds
2016
Minerva, Vista Desde Otro Punto de Vista
2015
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222 Steps
2013-2014
Amen
2013
Timeless
· Moebius
· Stand Still 12
· Dialogue with Soumaya
· Instants of Life
· The Veil of the Bride
2013
Premio Armando Salas
2012
Proyecto 21/21
2011
Paso Doble
2009
Graf&iti




Gaal's Ghosts



Gaal D. Cohen is a storyteller who wanders the world with his camera recording fragmented accounts of a truth underlying the existence of something deeper than the visible. His images move from apparent to symbolic universes populated by ghosts, where the forms captured by his lens lead to stages of intuition.

With thirty photographs divided into three chapters, the author captures the details of several of Antoni Gaudí's emblematic buildings in which unplanned elements appear by chance, in the manner of spectra that were incorporated into the image to attest to the uncertainty of the senses and the presence of a second reality hidden from view. But while the ghosts arose by chance, the author's interest in the brilliant Catalan architect, whose religiously charged works he knew from childhood and in which he found meanings that acquired new dimensions over time, is not fortuitous.

Constructions dating back to the dawn of the 20th century, such as the Sagrada Familia, the Güell Park or the Batlló and Milá houses in Barcelona, are translated in Gaal's photographic version into a metaphor of the struggle of spirit against matter, in harmony with the Catalan genius' mystical vision, to bear graphic testimony to a tale founded on the ascendant path to freedom.

María Fernanda Matos




Photo by: Albert Santamaria