Gun Gordillo

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Off Space2018Kavlebod Brücke, Kopenhagen, Dänemark
Einzelausstellung2014VITA LUXBroby KulturhusBroby, Schweden
Gruppenausstellung2013Ceci n est pas une lampe Neon, Argon, LED & Co.Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung e.VBonn, Deutschland
Einzelausstellung2004Kristianstad KonsthallKristianstad, Schweden
Gruppenausstellung2004sur la ligneMusée MatisseCâteau Cambresis, France
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum2004Jacob Burckhardt HausBasel, SchweizMonumental Integration - Neon, Glass, Concrete,Steel
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum1999Philips DenmarkKopenhagen, DänemarkMonumentale Integration - Glasfaser, Stahl
Gruppenausstellung1997lumière et mouvementgalerie denise rené,Paris, Frankreich
Einzelausstellung1995Lunds KonsthallLund, Schweden
Off Space1993SiemensKopenhagen, Dänemarkmonumentales Bleirelief mit Neon, Kupfer
Einzelausstellung1990White Art CenterGent, Belgien
Einzelausstellung1988galerie denise renéParis, FrankreichEinzelausstellungen in den Jahren 1988,91,96,2004,2006,2010, 2015
Gruppenausstellung1986du reel au virtuella malmaisonCannes, Frankreich
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum1986IBMAllerød, Dänemarkmonumental integration – neon, lead, plexiglas
Gruppenausstellung1977dan lundLunds KonsthallLund, Schweden

Monographie2006Galerie Denise RenéGun Gordillo. Galerie Denise Rene Paris, mars - avril 2006Gun GordilloASIN: B01M9DTKVLParis 
Monographie2010Galerie Denise RenéGun Gordillo. Entrelacs. Galerie Denise Rene Paris, espace marais, février - mars 2010Gun GordilloGalerie Denise RenéParis 

1969 - 1975


Copenhagen, Schweden
Königliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Kopenhagen

1969 - 1975


Lund, Schweden



Kopenhagen, Dänemark



Paris, France

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. (21.05.2019)

Gun Gordillo works with light and space, but where the steel rods previously mainly were used to create the shapes for her neon tubes, it has now become a frequent sculptural element in her work, alongside with the light. The first work to be created in this way was ‘Vide’, which was part of her latest exhibition at the gallery, titled ‘For F’. The light is also completely absent in some of her new work, in the new mobiles conceived in mirror polished steel, copper, brass and blue steel, which reflects the light from other work and the surroundings. Furthermore, Gun Gordillo has created some of her most complex light sculptures to date, with the wall-hanged works ‘Rouge’ and ‘Bianca’.

Common for all of the works is that they still, after a career of more than 40 years, contain an element of playfulness, and a perpetual research in material, light, warmth, cold and space. The shape seems more unconstrained than ever. Gun Gordillo investigates materiality and tolerances, and makes the delicateness in the light a force in her language, together with the tough materials which she also uses in her work. The neon light and mirrors create a further dimension in the works, space and movement and different impressions depending on the context and the time of the day. (21.05.2019)


kavlebod brygge photo kavlebod brygge 2018 Gun Gordillo 
Plan Albea photo Plan Albea 2014 Gun Gordillo