Working with the traditions of figurative and geometrical abstract painting, as well those of text-based conceptual art, Raúl Cordero (Havana, 1971) has created a unique language in which he incorporates his expansive knowledge of art history in layers of literary, philosophical, and pop culture references. In his work, distortion and blurriness combine with hard-edge figures to, along with his technical proficiency, speak about the human experience in our hastened postmodern context.
Born in Cuba, where he studied art before continuing his education in Europe, Cordero has shaped his artistic outlook in a very distinct way from what is usually known as “Cuban art”. His interests have always been more philosophical and universally oriented. Each of Raúl Cordero´s works is a dissection of today´s way of living and thinking, a portrayal of the transit towards an information-based kind of human existence.
His work can be seen in public collections around the world, 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; among many others.
Cordero’s work is represented by Mai 36 Galerie in Zürich, Switzerland, Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, and Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York, U.S.A.