BY: JUAN ABALLE
In the rural corners of the Iberian Peninsula, Juan Aballe shows a vision of the serene country road that exists within everyone’s imagination. Forever bathed in morning sunlight, conscious breath is the only pulse by which time is counted. Country Fictions is a manifestation of the simple life that seems to have been overpowered by the sound of honking traffic and the internal scream of metropolitan stress.
We search for years,
We imagine our future in better places
Where we could start over.
Maybe there was once a countryside,
A village with green and fertile meadows.
Now we return to find only
The remains of a disused scenery.
We pursue a fiction,
That of a peaceful rural life.
We search for beauty in a landscape
Where we do not belong,
Where time seems to have stopped still.
We live our own transition,
Our fragile utopia,
Trying to understand
What we are doing here
And who we are.
– Juan Aballe