Gordillo insiste (aún)
The work of Gordillo (Seville, 1934) is of an extreme forcefulness and participates in different media, both paper and cardboard, as well as collage and canvas.
Regarding the work Abstracción objetual (Objectual Abstraction), one of the main canvasses in this upcoming exhibition, Luis Gordillo wrote:
“I do not feel like I am an abstract painter, despite the theoretical cliché that I am. I often use clearly figurative images, and, even when figurative images do not appear in my work, I feel that the shapes I use, the tensions I organize between them, the environments that appear… are like objects of reality, or like coming from a laboratory, or transformed by speed.
With this painting I have taken the decision, however, to call it “abstract”, even though if someone were to get inside it they would be seriously harmed.”
Gordillo’s drawings contribute to lighten the load that overcomes him when he approaches the canvas, of much slower and weighed invoice, in which a process of reflection with mediations of diverse genre is imposed, reaching an almost immeasurable presentation.
The heterogeneity of the elements that integrate the drawings stands out: diversity in the nature of the images, and diversity of the procedures used. From the various linear shapes, to the clearly or vaguely anthropomorphic subjects, or the embryonic forms where the oval is presented as a premonitory figure of contained explosions, everything reveals a dynamic that sometimes uses collage in order to give a physical, almost object-like relief to the light support.
We can see his works in museums such as M.N.C.A.R.S. (Madrid), I.V.A.M. (Valencia), C.A.A.C. (Seville) or ARTIUM, among others, as well as in numerous public and private collections, both national and international.