Author: Juan Travnik
Co-published with: Toluca Éditions
Designer: Olivier & Pénélope Andreotti
Text: Natalia Fortuny
Dimensions: 24 x 24 cm / 9.5 x 9.5 in
Language: Bilingual edition (English/Spanish)
Publication date: 2023
Since the 1980s, Juan Travnik has been wandering through a ghostly Buenos Aires at dawn recording the blackness of the harsh urban and peripheral landscapes, empty of any human presence. Over the years, colour has become increasingly important.
The moribund shades of his chromatic repertoire transmit his despondency in the face of the crisis that Argentina is currently going through. Everywhere, the changes to the walls and sidewalks, the splashes and stains here and there, the rust, the cracks and holes, the accumulation of plaster all transude a sombre anguish, bathing the city in a dismal light.