Alex Grabiec is an artist based out of rural Virginia where he lives with his wife and son. Born in 1984, Alex earned a BFA in Photography from Longwood University in 2007 and an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016. He is interested in how a photograph represents the intersections of place and experience. His work has been exhibited nationally and is in several public and private collections. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at Longwood University.
These photographs are an edit from a larger project titled back east. The body of work is a group of peripatetic images that offer oblique hints to the perception of place, presentness, distance, and demarcation.
Photographed along a weekly four hour commute between his professional life in Baltimore and family life rural Virginia, the images document interweaving subtexts of home, construction, loose signals, and superfluous boundaries. Within this personal narrative the body of work investigates the line between the natural and the human-made in order to reflect on the complex relationship between the idealized and the real.
To view more of Alex’s work, please visit his website.