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In Search Of The Present 03

$ 600


Archival ink on museum-quality cotton rag paper | 2022

The dynamic new photography series from Jan Prengel tackles ineffable concepts of the moment and the present. The photographs convey the idea that everything in the universe is in constant motion and the past, present and future are flowing into each other. Neuroscientists and psychologists have discovered that the human brain also perceives sensory impressions in time intervals and processes them into units of around 2-3 seconds. Humans then perceive this period of time as the present. “In Search Of The Present” consists of photographs with an exposure time of 2-3 seconds. It plays with this “subjective present.” During this period of time, the floral motifs were moved variously and the results seem to be like dance choreographies. Photographs, which often serve as snapshots to capture a still image of the present, blur into dynamically moving images. The flow of the moment is visualized as well as what changes in position and release of energy are possible within the “subjective present” of the human.


24 x 18 inches

32 x 24 inches

40 x 30 inches


24 x 18 inches

Matted: 31.5 x 25.5 x 2 inches
Full Bleed: 25.5 x 19.5 x 2 inches

32 x 24 inches

Matted: 40 x 32 x 2 inches
Full Bleed: 33.5 x 25.5 x 2 inches

40 x 30 inches

Matted: 48 x 38 x 2 inches
Full Bleed: 42 x 32 x 2 inches


The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan

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“I try to create a composition where your eyes come to rest, a composition which 'feels' right.”
-Jan Prengel
Jan Prengel

About the Artist

Jan Prengel

Jan Prengel's photography practice includes elegant architectural photographs and haunting floral still lifes. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest , Design You Trust, SFGATE, Aesthetica Magazine, and Condé Nast Traveler.

Current Exhibition

Echoes of Being

Group Show
April 12 - May 28

8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

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In Search Of The Present 03
In Search Of The Present 03$ 600