20.04 / 30.06.2013
Inauguración sábado 20 de abril a las 20.00 h.
Martes a viernes de 11 a 14 h
Martes a sábado de 18 a 21 h.
Luis Gordillo, 2011 / Genetic Island / Acrílico sobre lienzo 176 x 220 cm
Luis Gordillo es sin duda uno de los pintores más influyentes del arte español de los últimos cincuenta años y merecedor de los más prestigiosos reconocimientos recibidos como son Premio Velázquez (2007), Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1981) o el Premio Nacional de Arte Gráfico (2012)
La obra de Luis Gordillo se conforma en los años sesenta recogiendo tres influencias básicas: el informalismo, el arte Pop y el geometrismo. Con estos elementos, algunos contradictorios, configura un estilo, ya propio, en los setenta que ha tenido una fuerte influencia sobre artistas de las siguientes generaciones.
Luis Gordillo ha sido siempre consciente, a partir de los años cincuenta, de la situación de crisis de la pintura, posición que también adopta en la conformación del cuadro como campo de fuerzas contradictorias. Luis Gordillo ha contado con la fotografía desde los años setenta y posteriormente con el ordenador como maquinaria de disección y análisis del proceso pictórico.
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Luis Gordillo is undoubtedly one of the most influential painters of Spanish art in the last fifty years and deserves the highest awards such as the Velázquez Prize (2007), National Arts Award (1981) and National Graphic Arts Award (2012 ).
After his last major exhibition at the CAC Málaga 2012, the artist comes back to Alicante, with this solo exhibition at the Aural gallery after seven years since his last exhibition here with: ´La vida es un bosque de semáforos en ámbar’ 2006 (Life is a forest of traffic lights in amber).
Luis Gordillo is hard to classify because as indicated by Sema D'Acosta in the text for the catalog of the CAC: ‘Luis Gordillo prefers to dissect his work over and over again slicing the image as a coroner determined to prove that there is no epic , as wonderful as it may be, it cannot be reduced to the level of the ordinary and even the vulgar.’ His attitude towards painting is disbelief. Gordillo´s ideas flutter endlessly on and on. His ideas are in a constant boiling state, in order to be elaborated afterwards without any premeditation and to develop materials. His images are formed by accumulation, by overlapping, and by encryption. For him, creation is something organic and in a continuous state of change. The art is conceived as Nature because it adapts to the environment according to the circumstances, taking advantage of the possibilities in its path to grow, expand and perpetuate. His interest in the macroscopic and the microscopic, comes from a deep observation of nature that he eventually changes not only in the way we look at it, but also by empowering the interference, interruption or discovery. Perhaps an example of this are the works ‘Glóbulos avanzando’ or ‘Cardio respiratorio’ in which there is a comprehensive zeal of tones that build hinge reflexes that are equal but discordant.
‘A picture is a meeting place for many impossibilities’ says the artist in his little book of aphorisms Little Memories.
The multiplication will lead us to the image in his leaflets, brochures... works that break the static nature of the image to enter a sequential treatment. As in ‘Civilización fluorescente’ where the repeated use of the mask is a resource to fulfill a wish of theatricality in an ironic context. ‘A confrontation between reality and imagination, between what is and what seems to be’ said D'Acosta, ‘Gordillo takes the experience of duality to the limit, making a whole shaft expanding universe of meaning’ as we see in ‘Resucitando doble’.
One of the most interesting facets of Luis Gordillo is the camera, which he began to use in the seventies as a tool to probe solutions to some specific problems inherent to painting, particularly in the chromatic aspects. The photographs begin to hybridize the drawings, a trend that is a symptomatic mixing characteristic of his style. Thanks to digital graphic technology, Luis Gordillo creates computerized collages of unlimited variations, which are then usually handled directly with his hands and not on the computer screen. He likes not to leave or forget the physical matter. Luis Gordillo writes: ‘It is said that when your soul leaves, you die. It is not so in my case.’
Image: Luis Gordillo, 2011 Genetic Island Acrylic on canvas 176 x 220 cm
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