Born in La Mancha, Spain, the place where Don Quixote began his fierce search for absolute truth with his vision and ideals, Juanan Requena experiences an initiatic journey of discovery which began with a road trip in the desert. An ordinary book full of photos and poems found at a supermarket was his map and lightbox. Juanan shared the road with the camera, this way emerging his experiences out of his perception and into the birth of the images carrying with them a memory and a story to tell.
Juanan’s creation seems to tell the story of an escape but in reality it is a departure to get even closer to the center. The living diary has its own scent, form, light, limitations and its own place among the limitless constellation of memories. Images are linked by words, which do not define them as a title but accompany them, shading a raw light over what the artist has lived – the same way Kerouac’s words became captions to the drawings in his masterpiece „On the road”. The raw light takes the shape of bulbs of light irradiating over the handwritten messages, trying to decipher the artist’s secret, to decode a deeply rooted message or translate a silence bursting with sounds and filmstrips.