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Raúl Cordero

Raúl Cordero’s paintings are rooted in an awareness that the medium of film, with all its possibilities, has a far greater effect on present-day perceptions than images like photographs have. Consider, for instance, the immediacy of the internet. Indeed, video art was an important focus of Cordero’s work for some ten years, before he shifted his attention to painting instead. Cordero’s paintings are based on a fundamentally conceptual approach and, yet, at the same time, they reflect his love of melancholy, introspective painting. His interest in the point at which a work actually begins, and the processes and ideas it undergoes on the way to becoming an artwork, is expressed in the descriptive annotations and multilayered references to other media and artworks, which the frame of reference in his painting keeps in constant motion, without end. —Axel Jablonski

  • Raúl Cordero, UNTITLED (The color of basic things / The link to all else...), 2018

    oil. polyester and metallic pigments on canvas
    68.9 x 114.17 in (175 x 290 cm)

  • Raúl Cordero, Untitled (Bold as love...), 2018

    acrylic, polyester and oil pigments on canvas
    31.89 x 25.59 in (81 x 65 cm)

  • Raúl Cordero, Untitled (A winner without a loser is like a loser without a winner, 2018

    acrylic, polyester and metallic pigments on canvas
    98.43 x 155.51 in (250 x 395 cm)

  • Raúl Cordero, Untitled (Every Wall is a Door...), 2018

    acrylic, polyester and oil on canvas
    82.68 x 64.96 in (210 x 165 cm)

  • Raúl Cordero, Untitled (Daring Child Of The Cosmos...), 2018

    acrylic, polyester and metal powders on canvas
    45.67 x 45.67 in (116 x 116 cm)

  • Raúl Cordero, Untitled (Reduced to Mere Content...), 2017

    solvent print, silkscreen on canvas
    26.77 x 22.44 in (68 x 57 cm)

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