The piece Paisaje metafísico (Metaphysical Landscape) forms part of the collective exhibition Paráfrasis (Paraphrase), presented in 2012 at the Instituto Cultural Cabañas, surrounding José Clemente Orozco’s pyroxylinproduced in 1948. Galván maintained the original painting’s structure to recreate an interpretation with thick textures and assemblies. He changed Orozco’s typical hues for bright colors, and the top part, which Justino Fernández described as a “hole open to infinity”, became a grid evocative of the pieces of wood that Galván used in his childhood creations. The strange elements that appear in the work give it the metaphysical style that the title, which Justino Fernández conceived for the paraphrased work, implies.


  • Title: Metaphysical Landscape
  • Creator: Abel Galván
  • Date Created: 2012
  • Physical Dimensions: 160 x 120 cm
  • Type: Collage
  • Medium: Collage
  • Art Movement: Arte contemporáneo de México
  • Support: Paper

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