Luis Gordillo, pictorial and visceral

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to Cooltourspain.com , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

With the code ARTMADRID2020

and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Cooltourspain.com Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.