La abuela, 1981
The Grandmother

38 x 46 oli/tela

           From the small format on the prolific 1981, The Grandmother stands out for is descending horizontal lines: In this painting the decreasing lines towards the rigth dominate, and all the elements seem to be squashed, as if they had been visually distorted. The interpretation of a life moving away, about to start moving downhill is obvious. We can also interpret the fact that the character is walking through cold scenery, the grey side of life. This skecth of people walking next to a path (which in some cases could be a river too) with a few outlines of trees and the horizon as the only spatial reference start to become common during this decade . These are the basic symbols he use to represent the scenery of life where later the characters will represent different attitudes.