Houston-based Salvadorian artist Eduardo Portillo challenges the most formal of conventions, the flat surface on which a painting is often created. Expanding upon the ideas that sparked the experimental and iconic shaped canvases of the 1960's, Portillo creates uniquely asymmetrical stretchers with varying edges, angles, and faces, and stretches canvas over them, creating topological compositions that protrude from the wall, undulating between elevated points of pressure and fluid expanses of space.
Eduardo Portillo relocated to Houston from El Salvador in 2003 to pursue an education in art, and receieved a BFA in Painting from the University of Houston in 2011. He has been awarded recent artist residencies with Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas as well as the Vermont Studio Center, and his work has been widely exhibited across Texas in such venues as Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio; Lawndale Art Center, Houston; Site 131, Dallas; and Galveston Arts Center, Galveston; with forthcoming exhibitions in Marfa, TX and Torino, Italy. In 2013, his exhibition with the HCC Central Art Gallery was included in the Texas Biennial.
"You Are Here: An Interview with Eduardo Portillo" by Sheila Scoville at Gulf Coast Magazine Open