until 14.11. | #2571ARTatBerlin | CAMERA WORK shows since 28th September 2019 the exhibition 365° by the artist Eugenio Recuenco.
The exhibition includes more than 150 works from the “365°” series, which the artist completed in 2018 after several years of work. The works are presented as spectacular lightboxes, making the exhibition a visually unique experience. It is Recuenco’s second exhibition presented by CAMERA WORK after 2013. Eugenio Recuenco is represented worldwide exclusively by CAMERA WORK and is internationally regarded as one of the most creative photo artists in the field of staged photography.
Eight years of work, 120 models, 300 employees and a photo artist: With “365°” Eugenio Recuenco has created an impressive series that is aesthetic, conceptual and content-wise avant-garde. “365°” invites you on a photographic journey through contemporary history. From the art of the late Middle Ages to social networks and contemporary political events, Recuenco stages world events in each of his photographs in a small microcosm. He constructs his sometimes subtle and often elaborately designed settings as scene graphics. These are bounded by a four-meter-high and two-and-a-half-meter-wide box built for the series, in which Recuenco works up “9/11” artistically, sets up Star Wars Stormtrooper, quotes Edward Hopper and Jan van Eyck, disguises Maria as a Super Woman, and lets Donald Trump be danced around by showgirls.
In his works, the artist subtly analyses reality and holds up a mirror to society with irony, illusions and pictorial violence. Recuenco assigns a day in the calendar to each staged picture – based on the title “365°”. Many visual quotations from art, film, religion and politics, with iconographic references, form a multi-layered, stimulus-flooded oeuvre that challenges the viewer in the process of interpretation. The fact that Recuenco also feels at home in fashion photography can be guessed from the precise choice of the varied dresses, robes, suits and costumes of the characters. “365°” was shown worldwide for the first time in 2018 at the CEART (Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente de Fuenlabrada) in Recuenco’s native Madrid. More than 90,000 visitors experienced the exhibition – it is considered one of the most spectacular photo exhibitions of recent years in Spain.
Eugenio Recuenco (*1968 in Madrid) studied fine arts before concentrating on photographic art. Already in the early years of his career he worked for magazines like “GQ”, “View” or “Vogue” as well as with bands and personalities like Rammstein or Nina Ricci. Recuenco was also engaged as art director in New York for the opera “Les Huguenots”. From then on, the artist also began to produce commercials, campaign and short films, documentaries and music videos for numerous bands. Eugenio Recuenco has received numerous awards for his work and his works are regularly featured in international solo and group exhibitions. After his successful exhibition at the CWC GALLERY in 2013, Recuenco was added to the CAMERA WORK portfolio. Since then he has been exclusively represented worldwide by CAMERA WORK.
The artist lives and works in Madrid and is regarded as one of the most creative contemporary photo artists in the field of staged photography.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 28 September – Thursday, 14 November 2019Zu Camera Work
Image caption: Courtesy of CAMERA WORK, © Eugenio Recuenco
Exhibition Eugenio Recuenco – Camera Work | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibition Berlin Galerien | ART at Berlin