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Metamorphosis 07

$ 600


Archival ink on museum-quality cotton rag paper | 2022

“Metamorphosis,” the new series of photographs by Jan Prengel, deals with the limits of matter — how it dissolves, and what different forms and changes of existence are possible. Prengel asks viewers to contemplate existential questions like: Is there a kind of materiality in the universe that cannot be perceived with our senses and the technical ways known to us? Is there a process of separation of body and soul after a living being dies? Where would this energy be after such a process? The series comprises photographed objects —  withered parts of plants that usually appear lifeless. But by changing their shape, they have gained a whole new aesthetic and shine in the warm light like blazing flames. Energy seems to detach from the matter and transmit itself into space.


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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Metamorphosis 07
Metamorphosis 07$ 600