IOFEYE (Indira Hasimbegovic)

IOFEYE is a self taught interdisciplinary artist, born in Croatia and based in Denmark. She completed Ba and Ma in international relations at the University of Wales, focusing on exploring metaphysical possibilities for a more open conception of what it means to be human. This inquiry led to deeper self inquiry and realization that she wanted to work in the field of free and creative self expression and self exploration. IOFEYE has been working full time as an artist and with social/cultural/creative projects for the past 13 years. She has been an NFT artist since 2020.

The work of IOFEYE is characterized by experimentation, expressionistic approach, attitude of exploration and intuitiveness. She is not drawn to one single medium, but rather to possibilities that lie in collisions and connections between different mediums. Behind it is a belief that the totality of human beings has multiplicity of aspects, and so the expression of that Beingness in the world is also facilitated by allowing for different languages and aspects of self to be channeled through different mediums and expressive formats. In her work, IOFEYE is fascinated by the hybrid creations, by what happens when unlikely things collide and by experimenting with the intersections. She creates visual works, animation works, video art, Vjing, installations, sonic sculptures, photo-collages and books – and all these things have an experimental and expressive flavor to them, led by an intuitive sense and engagement with the moment. Seeking both to allow the emergent and to intentionally create and at the same time, she is fascinated by the combination of the unpredictable with the intentional.

There is an underlying connection between the ”worlds” within the body of her art-work that is not necessarily always brought out in the explicit sense, but that runs as an undercurrent between the different works or formats. IOFEYE’s conception of creation is as an endless, interconnected canvas with worlds within worlds revealing their potentialities as one engages in creating. While there is an end to a piece of paper or a sequence of audio or video or a boundary between analog and digital – there is one part a sense (and conviction) that potential for creation itself occurs both between and beyond these boundaries.

In the visual work, IOFEYE explores both abstract themes and figurative motifs, as well as connections between them. Many of the visual works are characterized by bold use of color and contrasts, as well as multiple levels of motifs and details. Especially in the illustrative work, she explores the worlds-within-worlds idea, where different levels of scenes unfold simultaneously within a single frame. This again has its origins in the notion that creation is fractal, endless and that wherever we may zoom in and engage with consciousness, the worlds, possibilities and realities open up to experience and exploration. Much of her work carries a flavor of mythical elements, dream-like landscapes and fantastic creatures. IOFEYE is interested in exploring the relationship between the conscious and unconscious, dreams and waking-state and to open up to an intuitive form of symbolic expression.

IOFEYE has had several exhibitions in galleries, art festivals and cultural spaces in Denmark and abroad, and she has been creating visuals for a large number of music and culture events in Copenhagen. She has also been working on and co-creating a number cultural projects, as well as co-started several artists collectives aimed at expanding and strengthening creative spirit in her local community.

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