Raúl Cordero

Havana, Cuba, 1971 and resident in Mexico, DF

Known for his large format blurry paintings with dotted texts and his investigation into the structure and language of an artwork, Raúl Cordero represents through his work “the other Cuban art”. Far from the standards of the Revolution art, and without falling into the usual topics tackled by most artists from in and out of the island. Text installations, sculptures and videos emerge from his work in painting, establishing a very personal universe that connects aesthetic traditions like painting after the invention of photography and text based conceptual art. (source: Turner Books)

His art education started in Havana (Academia San Alejandro and Instituto Superior de Diseño) and his influences mix an interest in conceptual American artists such as John Baldessari, Bruce Nauman or Chris Burden, together with elements of the 12th century’s Flemish painting tradition, acquired during his postgraduate formation in the Netherlands (Graphic Media Development Centre and Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten).

His work can be seen in public collections including the Musée National D’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (MOCA), The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, in the United States of America; El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, in Cuba; The Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK) in Gent, Belgium; El Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM) and Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC) in Spain.