Beyond the Wall.
Photos by Lucian Bran.
Waterfalls, forest glades, tropical beaches with bending palms - mural wallpaper was a major interior design trend in the 1980s. Symbolising what Lucian calls “contemplative optimism”, these scenes allowed home owners to improve their location, no matter where they lived. As someone who, in their own words, likes to investigate “the border between reality and fiction, between essence and appearance”, Lucian is fascinated by this everyday escapism. His images depict a frame within a frame, juxtaposing these grandiose illusions against the domestic setting in which they abide.
Based in Romania, Lucian is a graduate of Photography at the National University of Arts Bucharest. See more of his work at www.lucianbran.ro.