I don’t remember the flight; I don’t recall where I was headed; I don’t remember if I was alone. Yes – I was by myself with my forehead stuck to the plastic of the window, and behind me laid a world that in that instant was ending.
The Earth slid beneath me slowly, allowing me to intuit, from the height of 36,000 feet, remote places where my imagination travelled. I suddenly felt the desire to explore these imaginary places.
And in that moment it felt like a truly romantic idea to do so; in our fast world, where distances have been reduced enormously and travel agencies offer low prices to the unreachable paradises of my childhood. Perhaps the Bahamas hadn’t changed that much. They may have, but certainly the word “Bahamas” had substantially changed. And I was sure that the young travellers around me would never dream of such a word. Who had changed? Had age shaped me or had the world undergone a puzzling, dizzying transformation?
That is why in that moment I felt the need to take all of those emotions and give them shape. I felt the need to share my vision of the world; trying to make room for the vision I used to have in the past -a vision that I wanted to preserve-, and the reality that so often irritated me. Attempting to be critical, only by exposing events of our current society and describing the world we live in, but without judgement. Eugenio Recuenco
Recuenco was born in Madrid in May 1968, concurring with the “revolutionary spring” taking place in other European capitals, such as Paris or Prague. His vocation to arts was envisaged when he was a child, so nobody was surprised when he registered in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid, where he achieved a BBAA with a major in Painting.
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