As a child, Raphael had dreamed of becoming an astronaut. When it became obvious that this was not going to become reality, he used his artwork to create his own fantasy about space. Raphael's jewel-like exploration of cosmic dust, asteroids and planets render the universe a tangible miracle. By manipulating multiple levels of image capturing - a daisy chain of photographs, video transmissions, hand-painted Polaroids and computer scanning - Raphael presents the artistic process as both inner space and outer space travelogue.

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All artwork ©Victor Raphael