'Like Stains of Red Dirt' (2020)
'Like Stains of Red Dirt' (2020)
'Like Stains of Red Dirt' (2020)
'Like Stains of Red Dirt' (2020)
'Like Stains of Red Dirt' (2020)
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 'Like Stains of Red Dirt' (2020)
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 'Like Stains of Red Dirt' (2020)
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 'Like Stains of Red Dirt' (2020)
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 'Like Stains of Red Dirt' (2020)
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 'Like Stains of Red Dirt' (2020)

'Like Stains of Red Dirt' (2020)

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Juan Orrantia

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Like Stains of Red Dirt brings together a series of moments that recognise an experience of a particular place. Made after living in Johannesburg, South Africa, for more than 10 years, Juan Orrantia’s gaze points inward. Combining spontaneous, intuitive and constructed scenes the book moves through moments, gestures and objects in his home and immediate surroundings. His use of colour and shadows create a language rooted in subjective, everyday experience and imagination.
In a country marked in so many ways by colour, the photographs invite us to think of the surface as both seductive and as an illusion. They suggest emotions and anxieties as much as the presence of historical, political and representational undercurrents that traverse the context in which the photographs are made."
 
Like Stains of Red Dirt is part of a selection of books available from proto~ that coincides with Sean O’Toole’s research exhibition Photo book! Photo-book! Photobook! at A4 Arts Foundation, from February 11 to April 29, 2022.
 
26.6 x 22.1 cm | softcover
 
Juan Orrantia makes photographic works that think through the subjectivities of perception, history, and the representational function of the image. In this, he explores different modes of interacting with colour, interventions and the photobook. Juan has been awarded a Smithsonian Artist Fellowship and the Tierney Fellowship in Photography, and has exhibited internationally. He holds an MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School’s international limited residency programme and a doctorate in visual anthropology. Juan was born and raised in Colombia and is based in South Africa. The maquette for Like Stains of Red Dirt was awarded the 2019 Fiebre Dummy Award.