Camera Work Gallery presents an exhibition with around 20 predominantly large-format works from three decades (2006—2023) by Eugenio Recuenco. The photo artist is exclusively represented worldwide by Camera Work.
Eugenio Recuenco's work is characterized by an artistic vision with a high recognition value. Photography and staging are interwoven and often inspired by art history, film, and fairy tales. This results in opulent, surrealistic works that are realized with technical and aesthetic perfection. The works are based on an emotional depth that leads to a narrative complexity. These innovative approaches and artistic originality are unmistakable in the exhibition with motifs from One Thousand and One Nights. They make it clear that Eugenio Recuenco's œuvre has had a lasting impact on contemporary photography and the art market.
Eugenio Recuenco (*1968 in Madrid) studied fine art before focusing on photographic art. Early on in his career, he worked for magazines such as GQ, View, and Vogue as well as on campaigns for brands such as Diesel, Wilkinson, and Nina Ricci. In addition, Recuenco was hired as an art director in New York for the opera Les Huguenots and began producing commercials, campaign films, short films, and documentaries as well as creating music videos for numerous bands.
Eugenio Recuenco has received numerous awards for his work, which is regularly featured in international solo and group exhibitions — including the National Photography Award ABC (2004) for his series Concepción, Parto, Juego y Educación, the Golden Lion in Cannes (La Bella Durmiente, PlayStation 2005 and The Little Prince, 2013), Bronze at the Ibero-American Advertising Festival, Award for Best Advertising for Esencia de una Seducción (2008), and various awards at international film festivals for his short film Manuscrit Trouvé dans l'Oubli (2016). His work is regularly featured in international solo and group exhibitions, including Fit (New York), Deichtorhallen (Hamburg), and Museu del Disseny (Barcelona). In 2007, he was invited to design the Lavazza calendar — and again in 2011 and 2021. The artist lives and works in Madrid and is considered one of the most creative contemporary photo artists.