Aidan Gageler

Aidan Gageler is an Australian visual artist who works primarily with traditional photographic methodologies and materials. He is also a recent graduate from Camberwell College of the Arts, University of the Arts London. His practice is concerned with redundancy and impermanence; the ontology of the photographic practice. The work produced is a study of the photographic print’s ability to be a space of generation in the same way that a painter starts with a blank canvas. The resulting images are made without the use of lenses, either from cameras or enlargers, but rather are made from decades of exposure to light, pests, moisture, oxygen and chemical breakdown among other things. The latent images are then brought forward through a series of exposures through chemical baths, resulting in photographic images that champion the definition of photography while challenging the categorisation and perception of the photographic practice.


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