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Arran, 1990

Painting, 238 x 161 cm
Pablo Palazuelo’s training as an architect initiated his interest in mathematics and physics, which was soon expanded with the discovery of Eastern philosophies, esotericism and the Kabbalah. The apparent simplicity of his abstract compositions hides a framework of theoretical references. Rather than producing a limited and closed object, his geometries try to express change and metamorphosis. Although formally working with polygons, prisms, rectangles and other geometric forms, Palazuelo is interested in the intrinsic energy and movement emanating from them. His compositions demand the viewer’s active imagination. He addresses what the eye, when looking rather than identifying visually, can ‘see inside’ or ‘know’.

Technical details

Original title:
Arran
Registration number:
0176
Artist:
Palazuelo, Pablo
Date created:
1990
Date acquired:
1996
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Painting
Media:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
238 x 161 cm (height x width)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright:
© Fundación Palazuelo
It has accessibility resources:
No

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The artist has to face the unknown with a positive mood and sink his teeth without fear
Eduardo Chillida