Based off a passport, the artist's book Tierra Brava (Brave Land) is the best-selling work at the gallery. Tierra Brava positions us as the photographer. From the outset, our vantage is repositioned, but it is not likely to be the only time we slip into someone else's shoes while engaging the object. We effectively take a road trip through Mexico. The book's page numbers correspond to an enclosed map and an image location list at the book's end. Also included are ephemeral items: a half completed marriage license, missing person's flyer, wanted notice, wrestling tickets, and a personal letter among them. The work explores more than a line in the sand, the US/MX border, but rather the space between one world and the next.
Pau Turounet graduated from Yale in 1995, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 1997, and grants from the Trans-Border Institute in 2003 and 2004.
Collector's Note: Tierra Brava also exists as a series of 15 x 10 in. prints | Ed. of 5 | $850. Some collectors acquire the book and a companion print.