Luis Gordillo has become the artistic reference of the Spanish pictorial creation of the latest decades, and his particular and unique style, has in some way or another, influenced the work of many artists belonging to later generations.
After a short time at the Faculty of Law, Gordillo started his artistic studies at the Sevillan Faculty of Fine Arts. In the course of his career he has been assimilating the new creative languages of the last five decades, in a personal manner. In 1958, living in Paris he got in closer touch with formalism and later on with Pop Art, which offered him new and important forms of plastic expression. The configuration of his own personal set of aesthetics, is accompanied in a parallel manner, by his yearning to create new discourses based on his interest in psychoanalysis, cinematography, and music.
His artistic career. marked by the continuous experimentation, and the ever changing use of materials in his production, has been defined as abstraction, a definition which confines a work, that goes beyond, in the need of, and the search for new plastic horizons. The use of different techniques has led him to develop a parallel universe where overcoming abstraction different references to reality, or part of those, co-exists on the same level as invented elements. All in all, a unique and completely personal artistic language, rich and complex, in which he repeatedly represents his constants obsessions and uncertainties, like mental cartography.