Reverso by Manuel Ibáñez is the diary of gazes of a flâneur who strolls, observes and records a nearby environment in which characters appear and disappear, nothing is what it seems and we often have an impression of ordinariness shrouded in mystery. Manuel tirelessly records the light and colour that subvert reality, filling the latter with hidden meanings. In a journey through his city over the years the artist explores the uniqueness of the ordinary, of what transpires when nothing appears to be happening.
Reverso is the first book in a collection that is the fruit of the collaboration between the Centre of Cultural Initiatives (CICUS, for its initials in Spanish) at the University of Seville and Ediciones Anómalas, set up to publish works by photographers who develop their careers in Andalusia.
Manuel Ibáñez (Jaén, 1963) initially trained and worked as an architect and only recently turned to photography, which he studied under Eduardo D’Acosta and other teachers at the Seville Art School up until 2018.
His work is based primarily in Seville, a city to which he would return permanently after years of professional activity in other towns, rediscovering it through an extremely personal gaze reflected in his photographic images.