Eugenio Recuenco was born in Madrid in May of 1968, in the middle of student protests that had spread out from Paris. As he himself would say “ I heard all that to do, and was in a rush to be born and see what was going on”.
He studied fine art, graduating with a degree in painting from the Univerdidad Complutense de Madrid. Without space in which to create his large – scale paintings, he began to collaborate with fashion magazines – first in Spain and later in Paris, where he habitually spent long periods – while waiting to be able to devote himself to painting. Vogue España, Madame Figaro, Wad, Vogue UK, Spoon, Planet, Vanity Fair, Ster, Kult, Twill, GQ and Zink are some of the magazines he’s worked with.
It was in Paris hat he producer his first advertising piece for Boucheron. From that momento, many brands would reign to call him to créate their images, including Nina Ricci, Diesel, Shanghai Tang, Yves Saint Laurent, Playstation, Custo, Le bon Marché, BSI Lugano, and P ernod Ricard.
In 2007 he was invited to create the Lavazza calendar, and from the US he was called to conceive, together with Eric Dover, the set design and staging for the opera, Les Hugueunots, at the Richard B Fisher Center in New York City.
Paris became the city that established his rhythm. It is there where he also created his first advertising spot.
This time it was for “Nina” by Nina Ricci. This newly – opened avenue quickly lead to opportunities with other brands such Loewe, Freixenet, Mango,
Codorniú, Chivas Regal, Regione Campania, Vanderbilt and Motorola, among others .
In 2008 his video, Essence of Seduction, won the award for best advertisement of the year in Spain and the award for best short film at the Mexico city International Film Week. From that moment on, he continued to create short films and video clips, such as Rammstein’s, Mein Herz brennt, for example. He is now preparing his first full lenght film.
Also his photographs had already been shown at the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid, the BAC (Barcelona Arte Contemporáneo), Naardeen Photo Festival, FEM (Festival Edición Madrid), Les Rencontres de Arles, PhotoEspaña, Art Toronto 2007 and the antional Spanish Library; It was once again in Paris where he would have his first solo exhibit, “ Dream and Storm” at the Bertin – Touleblanc gallery.
In 2004 he was given the ABC National photography Award, in 2009 he won Gold and Bronze at the Sol festival, and in 2006 and 2013 his photographs won Gold Lions at the Cannes Lions festival.
In 2011 in the official section he projected his film ” 88:88 ” and ” Desire” in ASVOFF Fashion Film Festival at CaixaForum in Barcelona In 2012 he also attended in the official section of the San Francisco International Film Festival Fashion his film ” Pure Beauty” In 2013 is TeNeues who called him to perform his first solo book ” REVUE ” whose release coincided with a solo exhibition at the Camera Work Gallery in Berlin in September 2013 That same year his films “Pure Beauty” and ” Air ” were projected in the official selection of the Festival of Montreal Fashion Week 2013.
In March 2014 his films ” 88:88 ” and ” Desire” are exhibited in the auditorium of the Museum at FIT in New York in a piece called “Stories ” under the “Hispanic – American Fashion Culture” conference organised by Cervantes Institute in New York.
The Museum Kunst in Germany exposed a retrospective of his work in September of that year. The Kunsthalle Rostock in Germany makes a retrospective of his work in September of that year. His work was also present at Fotografiska, Stockholm.
In October this year participated in the exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fashion magazine GQ “Man in Progress”.
In 2015 participates in the 25th anniversary of DEICHTORHALLEM HAMBURG (Germany) with three works inspired in the work of the great artist that gives his name to the exhibition “Picasso in Contemporary Art” also exposed at the end of this year in Ohio (USA) at the Wexner Center for the Arts.
In late 2015 he was invited to collaborate in “Distinction” a retrospective about fashion photography for the Museu del Disseny in Barcelona. In 2016 the FIT museum will expose in New York “Fairy Tale Fashion” with 3 works of the same series being included in a book with the same title that compiles all the works displayed at the exhibition. From November 2011 until nowadays he is making a personal photographic project called “365” which
consists of three hundred sixty – five photographs, one for each day of the year. It is a very ambitious project that ended in the year 2017 and will be presented in 2018 – 2019 in a exclusive space.
In 2016 he ends the short film as director of “Manuscript Found in Oblivion” based on the book by Alberto Mendez “The Blind Sunflowers” which is currently in Festivals. He has done the campaign UNO de 50 recently just finished shooting an ad for BULGARI with Kris Wu and has just been awarded the Sol de Iberoamerica with silver press and Bronze in outdoor with the campaign “Humanoids” this year. His next project a film “(W) Hole Time”
He currently lives behind the camera.