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Background Information about Paul Fuentes
The London based artist embraces the old canon of surrealist aesthetics inspired by Lautréamont, who found beauty in the chance encounter between a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table. Two completely divergent realities fiercely collide and spark a familiar poetic flame.
Paul Fuentes, who collaborates with his wife Ilse, uses and combines his own photographs and footage from real places to create extraordinary effects. In their London studio the artist duo creates large scale works along with cheeky and daring Product-Pop-Mashups that reinterpret everyday objects into new contexts. It is there where they take their unpredictable leaps in the spirit of the surrealist principle of combination. While the imagery remains clear and optimistic, perhaps even cheerful, it always comes with a bite. It’s not without reason that Paul Fuentes was shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards in 2019.
|1988 born in Mexico City|
|Graduated from ANAHUAC University in Mexico|
|Currently lives and works in London|
|2020||The Independent Photographer - Emerging Talent Award|
|2020||Sony World Photography, category Still Life (shortlisted)|
|2018||Adweek – Adweek’s Creative 100|