Temporary Exhibition

Pablo Palazuelo. Unseen. The artist’s collection

An exhibition which, through 48 works, explores the creative career of one of the major Spanish artists of the second half of the 20th century.



The Memory of Andalusia Cultural Centre is hosting an exhibition with previously unseen works by Pablo Palazuelo.

Pablo Palazuelo. Unseen. The artist’s collection presents 48 small and large works exploring the creative career of one of the major Spanish artists of the second half of the 20th century, drawing on his permanent collection, now part of the Palazuelo Foundation, featuring works from as early as 1949, when he was a student in the Spanish College in Paris’ Cité Universitaire campus, where he coincided with Eduardo Chillida, and prepared to take part in the Autumn Salon that would open the doors to the Maeght gallery, right up to his latest period, in 2004.

The exhibition has been curated by Marisa Oropesa and Gonzalo Sotelo, who comment that “the majority of the works have not been previously on public display, because he was very guarded about his working process, and works are included from his very earliest period through the various series he would create, such as the circular ones which were among has last works”. Palazuelo (Madrid, 1915-2007), painter, sculptor and engraver, studied Architecture in Madrid and at the Royal Institute of British Architects in Oxford, but he devoted himself entirely to painting from 1939, and in 1950 made his first forays into the field of geometry, taking an interest in pure constructivism in order, subsequently, to delve into abstraction, where he soon become a figure of international standing.

When he returned to Spain in 1969, he embarked on his Monroy series, against the backdrop of his castle in Cáceres, which served as mansion and workshop, and he started on a new chapter searching for parallels between music and graphic symbols; a very personal form of writing. But Palazuelo’s horizon always took in both the seen and the hidden, oriental cosmogonies in tune with his own rhythms. A journey that was as personal as it was artistic, and which may be followed through the exhibition Pablo Palazuelo. Unseen. The artist’s collection, at the Centro Caja Granada Memoria de Andalucía, until 30 June 2013.

The CajaGranada Memory of Andalusia Centre operates the CajaGranada Foundation’s social, educational and cultural initiatives, and is one of the region’s main bodies fostering culture, thought, education and the defence of the environment, social and solidarity activities and art history, in a unique, multi-disciplinary and open space.

Exhibition: Pablo Palazuelo. Unseen. The artist’s collection.
Where: Centro CajaGranada Memoria de Andalucía.
When: 14 February – 30 June 2013.