In Between Gallery: Christian Jago
Showing until spring 2024 is Christian Jago's Spring from his project Ephemeral Bloom (2023). Christian is a photographer based in Colchester, UK specialising in world-building and special effects. His practice responds to places and stories that inspire him, constructing immersive visual spaces through which people can temporarily step outside of reality. He strives to create works that compel people to stop, wonder and smile.
Spring depicts a time of love and new beginnings The landscape becomes a canvas of change, resonating with the promise of a brighter future.
About The Artist
Christian Jago's artistic journey is deeply rooted in a childhood fascination with the visual effects of films like The Dark Crystal and Blade Runner. Enthralled by the enchanting worlds brought to life through visual magic, Christian immersed himself in behind-the-scenes books and documentaries, shaping the artist he is today.
His practice is a fusion of set design, photography, and various disciplines that culminate in the construction of fantastical worlds inspired by places, stories, daydreams, and memories. Christian predominantly hand-builds miniature-scale sets using techniques such as molding and casting. The resulting sets are then meticulously lit and photographed, transforming imaginary creations into vivid visual realities. Beyond this, he explores cyanotypes, landscape photography, and the creation of 3D images using photogrammetry.
Through the craft of world-building, Christian seeks to create immersive spaces that provide a temporary escape from reality. His works aim to transport individuals to magical, tranquil realms where imagination is set free. With a particular interest in the power of fantasy and fairy tales to evoke personal interpretations, Christian strives to craft experiences that prompt reflection, wonder, and smiles.
[ABOVE] © Christian Jago, Spring, from the series Ephemeral Bloom, 2023