Grant Gill is an emerging artist based in Milwaukee, WI, and is the Projects Editor and a Contributing Writer for LENSCRATCH. He completed his BFA in 2013, majoring in photography at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. His convictions in magic have followed him to adulthood, becoming the cornerstone to most of his work. Using photography, his stories reveal the fragile states of reality, and embrace the onset of happenings. Grant’s focus includes unexplained phenomena, illusion, and the malleable nature of time.
Grant Gill in The Recondite explores the metaphysical starting from a personal view and perception of reality.
"Consoled by these images, I move past the mundane, physical world. In doing so, ethereal landscapes, tenuous happenings, and visual metaphors are created, enforcing the idea that reality is not linear. This series of phenomena considers concepts of the magical and perceptual, and feeds into my questions on existence.
Each image is an attempt at answering the purposed questions of permanence, in which I find to be far greater than myself. I feel these answers will never fully surface. Of my own certainty, these phenomena give reason, and find content in illusion."