Far from Tulip Era: Gabriel Vorbon

UnframedMay 1, 2019
Far from Tulip Era: Gabriel Vorbon

Me and Gabriel’s road crossed exactly when he was growing away from “his personal tulip era”, as he likes to put it. Being aware of life, being capable of understanding it and perhaps the most important of them all being able to tell your story, bring about courage as much as creativity. Behind those frames which flawlessly tell us his emotions, Gabriel pulls us deeper to himself. Come, join us!

How do you train your eye?

Gabriel Vorbon: I guess with the countless unsaved pictures I took with it. I observe a lot. When I was a child, I used to go to the park with my and I would sit and watch the kids playing. Not much has changed. It is inspiring to watch the people and the beauty that is created by coincidences. Sometimes I find my self changing the angles in order to find the best light and the image. It can be a crowded metro or a movie theatre where only a screen light is projected onto the faces. These saved references inspire the frames when their time comes.

Its mystery, the inevitable uncertainty of a fixed moment of life.

What does the word “creativity” mean to you?

Gabriel Vorbon: It depends on the way we interpret our surroundings. In every new day, our outer world provides us with new experiences, and our minds, with individual internalization ways, form these involuntary memories and then they interact with each other in countless ways to generate ideas.

How did “Far from Tulip Era” come about?

Gabriel Vorbon: Far from Tulip Era” came into being when I was having a hard time in Spain and actually in a time when I was growing away from my “personal tulip era”. I reflected my own emotions through my model, Jordi. I tried to tell it in the most proper places. We did area searching for a very long time, we worked in challenging conditions of hot weather. “We”, who lay on the grass, exhausted from making a tremendous effort to reach our dreams, are all in this series.

What is the feature that separates photography from other art forms?

Gabriel Vorbon: Its mystery, the inevitable uncertainty of a fixed moment of life. This uncertainty that we can’t seem to transform into anything , can disturb us by making us feel lost. I like that too. Or the familiar parts that we connect can take us into very comfortable intellectual journeys. The clues that we are able to put together can turn themselves into a movie or a poem…I love this multiple equations.

Art will get us out of our routines and it will heal us, we are aware of it.

What are your comments on the relationship between the artist and social media in this day and age?

Gabriel Vorbon: It is effective in terms accessibility. On the other hand, as humans, we learn to yearn for things that we can’t obtain; that is why, sometimes I question the effects of this ease of communication on our passions even though I choose to use it while being wary of it.

Do you think that you use this tool effectively?

Gabriel Vorbon: If I overlook the fact that I have shyness that I try to deal with in terms of expressing myself, I can say that I use at in an ideal level. I enjoy being able to stay in touch with the rest of the world as long as I have the energy. Of course, I have my days when I just want to secretly toss my phone into a garbage container and walk away.

How do you commentate on the perspective of Generation Y on art?

Gabriel Vorbon: Hope-inspiring! Marvellous minds create amazing designs and productions despite consumerism that is rising over time. Beyond the procreators, there is a rising generation involving the majority that is interested in and sensitive towards art. Art will get us out of our routines and it will heal us, we are aware of it.

Author: Duygu Bengi