Irina Magurean’s works might be read as an expression of her very personal, inner view of our surroundings. Her blurred polaroid hover somewhere between abstract formalism and something personal, if not romantic. Picturing only glimpses of natural landscapes, architectural details or plays of lights and shadows, her images can never be fully decoded and remain an intimate reflection that opens up to endless interpretation.
Magurean is part of a group of talented artists from Cluj, Romania; one of the most thriving art scenes in Eastern Europe. However, unlike many of her colleagues, she doesn’t work in the prevailing medium painting but is more interested in print and photography, at the same time playing with these media by subverting the classical genres into something new.