• Male
    • Painter
    • Abstract expressionist
    • Digital artist

    About the artist

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    Is one of the leading figures of abstract art in Spain. Of great international prestige, his works can be seen in major museums of contemporary art in North America and Europe.

    Luis Rodríguez Gordillo was born in the city of Seville in 1934, son of a well-to-do middle-class physician. He made the right career, without feeling a great legal vocation, according to confess the own painter, finish his law studies, he began the studies of fine arts in the same city. End of the 1950s went to Paris, where he contacted with avant-garde art.

    Is one of the most singular creators of the Spanish art scene in the second half of the 20th century. His work revolves around different lines of research. participated in the informalism, following in the footsteps of Wols, Tàpies, Dubuffet and Jean Fautrier. It has also been considered as one of the Spanish artists who best played pop art in the 1960s. A part of her work has explored the importance of the series and repetition as a compositional tool. Gordillo considers that an image that is subject to a continuous process of reproduction, and never reaches a final State. On the other hand, after the discovery and practice of psychoanalysis, Gordillo introduced in his work the interest in the meanings and the bonding between the world of thought, experience and aesthetic expression. But one of the most unique contributions from Gordillo to contemporary art has been the definition of appropriate current urban phenomena chromatic strategies. in this respect his work relates to tradition of documentary photography and popular culture related to graphic design. His work had a special attraction for painters such as Guillermo Pérez Villalta, Carlos Franco and Carlos Alcolea.

    Between his long career, you could highlight one of his latest exhibitions, "Luis Gordillo 1965 / 2006", organized at the Museum of art of Zapotan in Mexico, and organized by the Andalusian Centre of contemporary art of Seville and the retrospective of his pictorial and photographic work devoted to in 2007 the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid; in which the same Gordillo took charge of the design of the exhibition.

    Source: Wikipedia

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