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In Search Of The Present 06

Sale price$ 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

Time. Space. Existence.
With his minimalist photographs, Jan Prengel looks behind the common ideas of these concepts and wants to share his approaches and views on the world. Where language and explanations usually have their limits, the works are intended to inspire us to break open our material view on the world and to create new perspectives on reality. The motifs vary and range from plants to urban spaces and surreal landscapes. The minimalism is used for both visual aesthetics and a calming mental effect. A harmonious visual composition can be found in all works and creates the basis for focusing on his own inner visions.
His work has been exhibited in the US, in Switzerland and in Germany, where he lives and works.

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Current Exhibition

Close Crush

Cheryl Humphreys & Mike McMullen
June 7 - September 3

8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

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In Search Of The Present 06 Sale price$ 600