Luis Gordillo (Sevilla, 1934) has become a leading figure in the Spanish pictorial creation of the latest decades. He has been awarded with the Velazquez and the National Arts Prize
Luis Gordillo (Sevilla, 1934) has become a leading figure in the Spanish pictorial creation of the latest decades. He has been awarded with the Velazquez and the National Arts Prize and honored as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.
After a short time at the Faculty of Law, Gordillo started his artistic studies at the Sevillan Faculty of Fine Arts. In 1958, living in Paris he got in closer touch with Informalism and later on with Pop Art, which offered him new and important forms of plastic expression. He creates new discourses based on his interest in psychoanalysis, cinematography and music. His artistic career has been marked by the continuous experimentation, the ever changing use of materials in his production and the search for new plastic horizons. Gordillo has developed a parallel universe where different references to reality co-exist on the same level as invented elements, fully abstract, symbolic or narrative. All in all, he has created a unique and completely personal artistic language, rich and complex.
His work can be seen in museums and galleries in Spain, Germany, Mexico, France, Brazil and the United States. Reina Sofia Museum, Valencian Institute of Modern Art, Fine Arts Museum in Bilbao, MACBA, Artium and Museum Folkwang of German feature his works.
Gordillo worked at Grupo Quince, and some of his works at COON ART gallery were made there.
Grupo Quince was a studio and gallery, key within the scene graph contemporary Spanish that was born in the early 70's, responding to socio-cultural concerns of the moment as well as the emergence of artists experimenting with different printmaking techniques. For 14 years, “Grupo 15” provided a framework for the professional development of more than one hundred artists. Some of the artists who made their works in this studio were the artists of the movements "Dau al Set", "El Paso", Equipo Crónica, and many other internationally renowned that can be found at COON ART.