Geometric Method
Pablo Palazuelo
29 MAR / 3 SEP

OPENING 29 MAR - 20:00 H. After the masterclass around the exhibition
 29 MAR - 3 SEP

Floor -1
Header image: fragment of Sydus (1997)
Curator: Gonzalo Sotelo

This exhibition revolves around Pablo Palazuelo 's "Geometric Method" and incorporates pieces from the Museum's Collection along with other iconic works by the artist, delving into the working methodology and discourse of the great exponent of Geometric Abstraction in Spain.

The Geometric Abstraction develops the expressiveness of the work through geometric compositions projected on a space. This current aspires to convert a two-dimensional space into a three-dimensional one through geometric constructions. Simple geometric forms are combined in subjective compositions projected on unreal spaces. This perspective provides a certain rational articulation as it seeks to define the space and the viewer's perception by giving it an order.

In Palazuelo's case, geometric abstraction is propitiated by his attempt to approach divinity, creator of that nature that decomposes into perfect geometric forms.

In his first series, present in the exhibition, we also see the introduction of color and the influence of mandalas, which will gradually give way to a chromatic simplicity. The artist will also experiment with sculpture through which he will seek the projection of these geometric forms in space.


Pablo Palazuelo

(Madrid, 1916 - Galapagar, 2007) was a Spanish painter and sculptor. He studied architecture in Madrid and at the Royal Institute of British Architects in Oxford. From 1939 he devoted himself exclusively to painting. After briefly cultivating a neo-cubist style following Picasso and Braque, he became interested in the work of sculptors such as Naum Gabo and Anton Pevsner and in the painting of Paul Klee, who had a profound influence on him.

His first abstract drawings, dated between 1947 and 1948, were published in poetry magazines. In 1948, he moved to the Spanish Pavilion of the Cité Universitaire in Paris, with a scholarship from the French Institute, where he coincided with the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida and, two years later, his work was presented in group and solo exhibitions. In 1954, he began to develop a sculptural facet that reached its peak in the 1970s. In 1969, he returned to Spain, where he settled first in Monroy (Cáceres) and then in Galapagar.

He was awarded the Gold Medal of Fine Arts in 1982. In 2004, he received the Velázquez Award from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

Find out more...


In collaboration with

Pablo Palazuelo Foundation - Perpetuating the work of Pablo ...


Related activities

29 MAR / 19:00 Masterclass with Gonzalo Sotelo
5 MAY / 17:30-19:30 The lines dream with me - Workshop for teenagers
6 MAY / 10:30-13:00 The lines dream of me - Children's workshop




March 29, 2023