Luis Gordillo's Biography
Luis Gordillo is a Spanish painter and sculptor born in 1934 in Seville, Spain. He studied at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid and at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Gordillo was a founding member of the El Paso Group, an influential Spanish avant-garde movement of the 1950s and 60s. He has been exhibiting his work since the 1950s and has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the International Guggenheim Prize in 1992. Gordillo's work focuses on abstracted forms and vibrant colors. He often uses a combination of painting and collage to create his works, and he often combines his abstracted forms with recognizable images. His works often explore themes of identity, memory, and the fragility of life. He has exhibited his works in solo and group exhibitions in Spain and around the world, including in the United States, France, Germany, and Italy.