Pablo Palazuelo (Born Madrid, 1916-2007). This superbly simple graphic image (1982) is an enlargement made directly from the original silkscreen print. It is printed on 100% rag archival paper and framed in a dramatic black sculptural wood. 27 × 35 inches framed.
From the Guggenheim: In 1946 or 1947 he became enamored with Paul Klee’s work, specifically his interest in geometry and abstract geometric forms found in nature. Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso, and Daniel Vázquez Díaz, who was Palazuelo’s painting instructor in the late 1940s, also influenced his early abstracted still lifes. However, by 1948, Palazuelo had eliminated all figuration in his paintings, pursuing purely abstract forms. He exhibited his first abstract work in the inaugural Salon de Mai, Paris, in 1949.
In 1948, aided by a French government grant, he had moved to Paris, where he would remain until 1969, coming into contact with artists associated with Galerie Maeght, where he had his first solo exhibition in 1955 and continued to exhibit until the 1980s. His 1950s work delved deeper into abstract form, as he explored Arabic and Eastern thought, particularly the musical rhythms of Islamic art, infinity, and the notion of the “active imagination.” In 1953–54, he participated in Younger European Painters: A Selection at the Guggenheim Museum.