Raúl Cordero (b. 1971) is a Cuban-born conceptual artist known for his blurry paintings that incorporate conceptual text elements. Cordero studied art in Cuba at Academia San Alejandro and Instituto Superior de Diseño before moving to do postgraduate work at Graphic Media Development Centre and Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunste in the Netherlands. Cordero’s work mixes figurative elements, often blurred or abstracted with dissonant dotted text, inviting the viewer to explore the dialogue between the text and the image. Cordero’s work is rooted in contemporary ideas and issues and investigates the relationship between reading and looking.
Cordero’s work is in several public collections worldwide, 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.More