This spring, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
devotes the entire third floor of its spacious
quarters to a thorough retrospective of the
Spanish artist Pablo Palazuelo (b. 1915),
whose oeuvre remains somewhat obscure,
worth international discovery and recognition.
Influenced by Paul Klee, the Russian
Constructivists Gabo and Pevsner, early
Mondrian and Kandinsky, Palazuelo was also
fascinated by esotericism and the Cabbalah—
yet his creative universe was complex, spanning
into the fields of math, physics and
music, which affected the geometry of his
works. This exhibition, unlike other shows
centering on Palazuelo's art, does not take a
chronological tack, but rather delves into the
lesser-known areas of his production, displaying
sculptures, gouaches and paintings as
well as sketches and drawings. The approach
sheds light on Palazuelo's creative process,
its performativity, which he considered more
important than the finished piece.

Palazuelo: Work Process
March 14 through June 3, 2007
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
48001 Bilbao, Spain
T: +34 94 435 90 08