160 x 210 mm
Overriding Sequence captures a grotesque and overwhelming sense of emotion. Barabancea’s photos showcase drug users, prostitutes, and homeless subjects largely in moments of shock. His guerilla-style photography does not focus on beautifying the circumstances but captures the essence of the moment instead. Despite the surreal nature of the photography, his work has a factual quality, with its use of film and coarse framing. It is simultaneously both sickening and liberating.
About the Artist
Mihai Barabancea (b. 1983, Bucharest) is a Bucharest based photographer. Barabancea made quite a splash in Romania back in the late 1990s when he appeared on TV as a member of a graffiti gang. In 2018 he won the Gomma Prix Award for his series Overriding Sequence. He lives and works in Bucharest.