Gun Gordillo
b. 1945, Lund, Sweden
Lives and works in Copenhagen

 

Meeting Gun Gordillo and her art is meeting a positive, optimistic attitude to life. Her personal, poetic approach is very sensitive to the varying contexts of her works. The agitation or the provocation remains in abeyance or else there may be something provocative about her way of creating new combinations of form, material and colour. These are not only unconventional but also seem to imply a moving forward of the borders of the beautiful. What makes one uneasy is that there may be rebellious elements in the almost sublimely beautiful composition. This gift of cooperating with the material, which comes so natural to Gun Gordillo, makes her works unusually suited to function in many different contexts in a public milieu. The durability of dolerite, lead, copper, and zink plate in combination with contemporary fragile materials such as glass, plexiglass and, above all, neon light makes her works stand out among those which have been created with light as their basic artistic expression. There is a decidedly personal angle to her way of dealing with neon light, which gives it a poetic dimension in marked contrast to the harsh stridency of advertising signs.

 

EDUCATION

1969 - 1975
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
In Light, Last Resort, Copenhagen, DK

2015
Gun Gordillo, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France


2014
Vita Lux, Broby Kulturhus, Sweden

2010
Gun Gordillo, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

2006
Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

Galleri Profilen, århus, Denmark ”spins & spells” Gordillo/Fraek

2004
Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

Kristianstad Konsthall, Sweden

2001
Vibrationer, Gordillo/Fraek, Kunstbygningen, Denmark, Copenhagen

1998
Cisternen, Copenhagen ”lys & lyd” Gordillo/Fraek

1996
Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden

1995
Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden

1994
Sine Qua Non, Gordillo/Fraek, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Denmark

1993
Galerie Rösch, Karlsruhe, Germany
Galerie Ars Nova , Gothenburg

1991
Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

Galerie Zoumboulakis, Athen

1990
White Art Center, Gent, Belgium

1988
Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

1986
Galerie Asbæk, copenhagen

1984
Galerie Leger. Malmö, Sweden
Galerie Specta, Aarhus, Denmark  

1983
Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, DK

1982
Galerie Specta, Aarhus, Denmark
Krognoshuset, Lund, Sweden

1981
Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen, DK
Galerie Leger, Malmö, Sweden
Galerie Forum, Stockholm, Sweden

1980
Galerie Leger, Malmö, Sweden
Galerie Bleu, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, DK

1977
Galerie Leger, Malmö, Sweden


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Galerie Denise René, Paris, Sculptures et Reliefs
Galerie Denise René, Paris, Transparence
Galerie Denise René, Paris, Cercle et Carré
Market Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, Last Resort Gallery

1986-2015
ART BASEL , with Galerie Denise René

2014
Constructive Art - kinetic Art ESPACE EXPRESSION, Miami, USA
Petits Formats, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

7 artistes Nordiques, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France
Galerie Denise René, Paris, France "EXPOSITION DE GROUPE"

2013
Hommage à Denise René, Galerie Denise René, Miami, USA

Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, "XMAS 13"
Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung e.V, bonn "Ceci n est pas une lampe Neon, Argon, LED & Co."        
Galerie Denise René, Paris, "Hommage à Denise René"

Art ON Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Villa datris, l'isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
LYD - LYS - VIBRATIONER, Birthe Laursen Art Agency, Copenhagen, DK

1985-2013
FIAC , with Galerie Denise René 

2012
Galerie Denise René, Espace Marais, "Hommage à Denise René"

Reflexions, forme, lumière, Galerie Denise René, Espace Marais
La Maison Rouge, Paris Néon, who´s afraid of red, yellow and blue?

2009
Happy Yellow, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

2008
Galerie Raquel Arnaud, Sao Paolo "luz, cor e movimento"  

2007
Black & Light, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

2006
Quadrature du cercle, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

Forum würth, arlesheim, basel ”kunst is bewegung” 
Kunsthalle würth, schwäbisch hall, Germany

2004
Sur la ligne, Musée Matisse, cateau cambresis, France

2003-2004
Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

2002
Cinq scandinaves” baertling/fraek/gordillo/jacobsen/mortensen, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

2001
Galerie hyunda, Seoul, Corea
Galerie Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Wanåsutställningen, Sweden
Centro atlantico de arte moderno, las palmas, Spain ”hommage à denise rené” 
Klar form, Gammel Holtegaard, Denmark

2000
le mouvement et la lumiére, Musée de cambrai, France

Tsukuba museum of art, Ibaraki, Japan
Marugama genichiro, Inokuma Musuem of Contempory Art, Japan
Form and movement in the 20th. century
Neon, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

1999
Arco, Madrid,  with Galerie Denise René 
Lumia, Charlottenborg utställningsbygning, Copenhagen, DK

1998
Blanc, Galerie Pixi, Paris, France
Intuition Pure, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

1997
Fluide peripherique, Centre culturelle suedois, Paris, France
 La regle et l´emotion, Camredon art et culture, l´isle sur la sorgue, France

Lumière et mouvement, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France
Hommage a Denise René, Strasbourg, France

1992
Galerie luxembourg, luxembourg. 
Art construit, Tendences Actuelles, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

Kunstmesse, Cologne, with Galerie Denise René 

1991
Lys, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, DK
La lumière et la ville, Galerie art 4, la defense, Paris, France

1990
Abstraction géométric, Centre culturel de compiegne, France

Groupe Denise René, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen
hommage au carré, Galerie Theo, Madrid, Spain

 1989-91
ARCO Madrid, with Galerie Denise René 

1989-90
Art Expo, Frankfurt, with Galerie Denise René 

1989
Wanåsutställningen, Sweden
Denise René presenta, Galerie Naviglio, Milan, Italy

Denise René back in town, Galerie Redforn, London, England

1988
Wanåsutställningen, Sweden ”la forêt imaginaire ” neon project Gordillo

1987
Neon project Gordillo, Copenhagen kunst i byen ”le pont imaginaire” 

Magic Light, Kalmar museum, Sweden

1986
Du reel au virtuel, La Malmaison, Cannes, France

1985
Les femmes et l´abstraction constructive, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

1982-83
Art Basel, with Galerie Leger

1981
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark

1977
Dan Lund, Lunds Konsthall, Sweden


SELECTED ART/ARCHITECTURE COMMISSIONS  

2012
TTC Jönköping, monumental intergation , neon, acryl

2008
Copenhagen, KAB, monumental integration, Freak/Gordillo
 

2007
Stockholm, Martin Olsson AB, neoninstallation

2004
Basel, Switzerland, Jacob Burckhardt Haus,
monumental integration - neon, glass, concrete,steel

2003
Copenhagen, DK, HK, monumental integration -  neon, plexiglass

2001
Arlanda Airport- neoninstallation, Sweden

Bagsværd Station, Denmark – wallreliefs

2000
Lund, Sweden, Railway station wall integration- neon, steel

Allerød, Denmark, crimp. wall integration -  neon, wire  

1999
Philips Denmark, Copenhagen. Monumental integration- fibreoptic, stål

Värnamo library, Sweden ,  wallrelief cortensteel, neon
Copenhagen, den sociale højskole, wallintegration – wire, neon

1998
Quay of hammarby, Stockholm,  8 monumental sculptures - terazzo,steel,neon
Sveavägen, Stockholm, monumental sculpture – terazzo,neon
Gävle musikhus, Sweden - neonnotationer in wire, neon
AMU Hillerød, Denmark, wallintegration in neon 

1997
Metrostation hötorget, Stockholm - monumental neon integration

Astra draco, Lund, Sweden - monumental neon integration
Norrtälje hospital, Sweden, wallintegration - neon, copper, plexiglass

1996
Borås, Sweden, monumental sculpture - steel, brass, neon

1995
EDF, la defense, paris, wallintegrations - neon, plexiglass, copper  

1994
DSB, Denmark, in traincoaches - integrations in steel, rubber

1993
Siemens, Copenhagen - monumental leadreliefwith neon, copper

KAD, Copenhagen, monumental integration - neon, copper, plexiglass
HDK, Sweden,  monumental sculpture - steel, copper, neon
Helsingborg library, Sweden, monumental mobile - steel, plexiglass, neon

1991
Astra, Södertälje, Sweden, monumental sculpture - diabas, plexiglass,neon

Copenhagen, DK, Egmont building, Wallintegration - copper, neon

1990
Nykredit, Aalborg, Denmark, monumental integration - neon, plexiglass, lead

Folksam, Stockholm, Sweden - neoninstallation
Ryhov hospital, monumental integration - wood, neon  

1989
Copenhagen businesschool, Copenhagen - wallreliefs in lead, copper,neon
Copenhagen kommunedata, monumental integration - plexiglas, neon, lead
Paris, Geoffrrey st. Hilaire hospital, wallintegration - lead, neon, wood
la defense, Paris, entrance art 4 - neoninstallation  

1988
Malmö, Sweden , televerket- monumental integration - neon, copper
Jydsk telefon, Aarhus, Denmark, monumental integration - neon, lead, plexiglass

1987
Slussen bussterminal, Stockholm, Sweden, monumental integration - wood, steel, plexiglass, diabas, copper, neon

1986
Fredericia station, Denmark, monumental integration in cooperation with freddy fraek - neon, copper, wood
IBM, Allerød, Denmark,  monumental integration – neon, lead, plexiglas
Statens Seruminstitut, Copenhagen, DK, monumental integration- neon, plexiglass, lead, gold
Roskilde, Denmark, unicon, - monumentalrelief -cupper, neon
Aalholmen school, Copenhagen, DK, monumental integration - neon, plexiglass