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44 ARTIST PROFILE Ioana Vrabie

Outside In, 2015, analogue double exposure printed on lightbox, 103 x 151 x 6 cm

Ioana Vrabie

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oana Vrabie’s work explores a fascination with the beauty that arises from overlapping different perspectives, especially those which are opposites. This can be seen in a literal sense in her photographs, in which multiple images are layered like dreams of memories. A gift of expired film ignited the photographer’s work as she travelled through Europe and Bali, shooting multiple exposures instinctively as she connected spiritually with her surroundings. Shooting with analogue film, Vrabie’s double exposure photographs are not digitally manipulated; instead the artist allows the inherent

beauty of reality to shine through her images. This also means she doesn’t see the final image until the film is processed and developed. Printed on a semi-transparent material and displayed on light boxes, the effect is similar to light shining through stained glass, alluding to the artist’s childhood experience in the Orthodox Cathedral in Transylvania. Today, she lives between Ibiza, Spain and London, UK, continuing to build what she calls a ‘database of beauty’. ioanavrabie.com the_agent@ioanavrabie.com

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

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