Limited Edition of 500
233 x 304 mm
Dreams Moons is a story in the first person. It mixes photography and text to tell on a journey through a bizarre dream. It takes place within the corridors and rooms of the artist’s house.
After a few years working on territories and outsiders, Yurian Quintanas Nobel set himself the challenge of photographing his closest environment.
To make this work he imposed a single rule: all the photographs had to be done within the limits of his house. From this single guideline, he began to photograph the spaces, domestic objects, and the inhabitants of this home. Though, he went further. To tell not only the concrete experience. But the transformation of all the palpable reality, into what we do not see.
The first images of this project are from 2015. And they are in total line with 2020’s new zeitgeist: the lockdowns. Produced 5 years before we started to think about how life is restricted within the space of our own homes, ‘Dream Moons’ gets a new and unexpected layer.
The book shows the home as a psychological space where everything can happen. How, in relationships, people can disassemble and transform the world of each other. There is no warmth and no protection within the walls of this imaginary place. Every corner leads us to a new experience that we must face up without knowing how. In this journey, everything is strange and unstable. All we know falls apart, leaving us dwelling in a different reality even without being aware of it.
About the Artist
Yurian Quintanas (b. 1983, Amsterdam) was raised in Catalonia. Yurian develops his personal photographic projects focused on the people, the natural environment and his own surroundings. Playing with the limits of reality and fiction. He uses photography to approach the intangible, the hidden side, and explore its mysteries.
Nobel is the winner of the Vanguardia Magazine (2007) 1st prize, Photoespaña Discoveries selection (2011), SFR Jeunes Talents awards for ParisPhoto (2014), the Open Call award of the Encontros da Imagem (2015), and the selection as LensCulture Emerging Talent (2018). Dream Moons, published in 2020 by Void is the artist’s 4th book.
About the Publisher
Void is an independent publishing house dedicated to photography books and education. The project is driven by its founders Myrto Steirou and João Linneu. You might bump into Myrto, Void’s editor, at a book fair or festival in a far flung part of the globe, but you’ll usually find her in Greece, at their store in Athens. João, Void’s designer, is based in Reykjavík… it’s entirely possible that you may not meet him (in person at least). Void works with both established and up-and-coming artists, proudly fostering photographers’ debut books.
Void has collaborated with many international art institutions since we started, back in October 2016. In 2021 Void became one of Futures Photography’s members. Void is devoted to and passionate about the projects they undertake. In their books, you will find powerful stories and innovative design, melded together with fine and experimental material.