Francisco Gordillo Arredondo
Through his painting, the Cuban artist, Francisco Gordillo Arredondo is an important voice of the Afro-Cuban heritage.
Francisco Gordillo Arredondo was born in Cuba in 1964. He was educated at the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Allejandro in 1988.
His works are strong and create a meaningfull testament of the Afro-Cuban identity. He has been described as a mediator between two worlds by Dr. Ivor Miller from DePaul University in Chicago. He further writes: ‘Francisco Gordillo Arredondo has assumed responsability for re-visioning the presence of Africa in Cuba. As a descendant of Kongo founders and Santeria practitioners, Gordillo has translated his personal vision of his family inheritance into his paintings’.
Francisco Gordillo Arredondo’s work has been represented in numerous exhibitions in different countries, but it is only in the latter years that he himself has exhibited outside Cuba. This includes exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Denmark and USA where his work has been presented in the Fosaner Art Museum in Melbourne. Francisco Gordillo Arredondo exhibited at Liza’s Gallery for the first time in 2014 and is currently exhibiting with a whole series of new works.