Luis Gordillo, pictorial and visceral
Aug 1, 2017
Luis Gordillo, 'Head with stripes', (1964)
Luis Gordillo (1934), Seville-born artist, painter of reference within the Spanish art scene and a symbol of painting’s vitality, goes through different artistic periods that are chronology shown in this exhibition. His artworks travel from a first Informalism to public interventions like the one in the Alsacia Metro station in Madrid.
Luis Gordillo, 'American couple' (1974)
There is always a reference to the visceral body in his paintings. There are brains, intestines, cells and viscera, represented in a non-figurative way close to abstraction. Although the artist refuses to consider his work fully abstract. Gordillo has been always linked to technology developments, above all the ones related to photography, which he considers a main source in his creative process. He uses photography to experiment with colours and compositions. He paints, photographs, reinterprets his photographs and so on.
Luis Gordillo, 'Gallbladder' (1986)
The exhibition shows his first works in the mid-sixties, related to the British pop: heads, pedestrians and drivers. In the 80's, it can be highlighted his ‘meandering’ series, that reflects a scientific vision of the organic and of the body as a fragment. The nineties are synthesised in paintings with a scenographic and spectacular meaning. the 2000s are characterised by experiments with media and techniques as well as by the incorporation of digital elements. The tour of his work ends with a new series of heads painted in 2015.
Luis Gordillo, 'White Snow and the bad Pollock' (1996)
The exhibition is curated by Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, director of the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville and Santiago Olmo, director of the CGAC, and can be visited until the 17th of September.
Luis Gordillo, Intervention in the Alsacia Metro station in Madrid