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List of products by artists Juan Manuel Castro Prieto

Spanish. Born in 1958 in Madrid. Lives in Madrid.

Represented by Agence & Galerie VU'.


Juan Manuel Castro Prieto came to photography in the 1970s as a self-taught enthusiast. Influenced by Gabriel Cualladó and Paco Gómez, whom he met at the Real Sociedad Fotográfica of Madrid, his hard work and unrelenting focus has produced an unmistakable style, confirming him as a virtuoso dominating all the subtleties of plate-camera composition and laboratory developing.



His perfectly composed photography is often punctuated by disturbing nuances delivered by his mastery of light combined with very precise focal length. His prints on barium paper, some of which are very large formats for himself or other renowned Spanish photographers, are exceptional works. As are his inkjet prints, to which he began adding colour as our new century dawned.

But for all that, technique for Castro Prieto is only a prerequisite. It lets one achieve a personal view and is ultimately introspective. Castro Prieto makes a distinction between photography as a window onto reality, and photography as a mirror in which the author, with all his obsessions, memories and imagination fed by myths and literature, is reflected in what he portrays. Thus, for Castro Prieto, photography is a tool for connecting to the world, on his terms, “an excuse for a philosophy of life” (interview with Alejandro Castellote, Extraños, Lunwerg, 2003).



It’s why Juan Manuel Castro Prieto’s photography ranges as far and wide as it does, on recurring themes. They reveal the artist’s obsessions, such as childhood, Peru, and Ethiopia, that make him return years later to the same place to turn it into a new experience.

No matter where, his photographs have roots in people’s often banal and humble lives which the artist transfigures to create a strange atmosphere, somewhere between reality, dream and nightmare, where sensuality duels with unease. A driving force, sometimes overtly erotic, pervades Castro Prieto’s work, the ghosts of his childhood, the inexorable passage of time, the vulnerability of being, and the question of death are manifest in his melancholic images of abandonment, fleeting appartitions and fragile traces doomed to nothingness.



In addition to this sensitive approach, Castro Prieto’s photography invites one to see symbolically, sometimes esoterically, the personal real and imaginary worlds that the artist explores.
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    Limited to 30 copies, With a black and white gelatin-silver print signed and numbered, entitled Carga de leña, Awash, 2002.   The book signed and numbered : Lunwerg (2009) 112 pages 28 x 30 cm Spanish ISBN: 9788497855648

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    Limited to 30 copies, With a color ink-jet print signed and numbered, entitled Origen,Turmi, 2006.   The book signed and numbered : Lunwerg (2009) 112 pages 28 x 30 cm Spanish ISBN: 9788497855648

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    Limited to 30 copies, With a color ink-jet print signed and numbered, entitled Pasticchería de Arbaminch, 2002.   The book signed and numbered : Lunwerg (2009) 112 pages 28 x 30 cm Spanish ISBN: 9788497855648

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    Limited to 33 copies, With an ink-jet 18,3 x 21 cm print numbered, signed and entitled Etang de Thau. The book is signed and numbered : CéTàVOIR et Images En Manoeuvres Editions (2011) 96 pages 20 x 24 cm ISBN :2849952060   

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    Limited to 33 copies, With an ink-jet 18,3 x 21 cm print numbered, signed and entitled Décor. The book is signed and numbered : CéTàVOIR et Images En Manoeuvres Editions (2011) 96 pages 20 x 24 cm ISBN :2849952060   

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    Limited to 33 copies, With an ink-jet 18,3 x 21 cm print numbered, signed and entitled Biasca. The book is signed and numbered : CéTàVOIR et Images En Manoeuvres Editions (2011) 96 pages 20 x 24 cm ISBN :2849952060   

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    Limited to 30 copies, With a black and white gelatin-silver print signed and numbered, entitled Mezquita en construcción, Bahir Dar, 2001.   The book signed and numbered : Lunwerg (2009) 112 pages 28 x 30 cm Spanish ISBN: 9788497855648

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    Limited to 30 copies, With a color ink-jet print signed and numbered, entitled Joven Hamer, Dimeka, 2005.   The book signed and numbered : Lunwerg (2009) 112 pages 28 x 30 cm Spanish ISBN: 9788497855648

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    CéTàVOIR et Images En Manoeuvres Editions (2011) 96 pages 20 x 24 cm ISBN :2849952060   

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    Juan Manuel Castro Prieto was inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca's drama : Bodas de sangre.  Rare book La Fabrica (2010) 94 pages Spanish Text : Federico Garcia Lorca Photographs : Juan Manuel Castro Prieto 21,5 x 21,5 cm ISBN : 978-84-92841-75-2

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    In a dialog with the writings of his friend and author Andrés Trapiello, Juan Manuel Castro Prieto translates the strange, even oppressive, atmosphere pervading the home of the Madrazo family in Madrid.  Rare books Arte 21 (2006) Spanish Texts : Andres Trapiello Photographs : Juan Manuel Castro Prieto 98 pages 22,5 x 22,5 cm ISBN :...

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    Limited edition of 100 copiesFull paper cardboard caseMagnetic embossed cover 215 x 275 x 32 mm7 fine art prints 18 x 24 cmCertificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist

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