Abelardo López: Landscape Expressions

Essay by Diana Lyn Roberts

The landscapes of Abelardo López are rooted in the rich agricultural valley of his native Oaxaca. Richly textured and layered depictions of fields and pastures portray a quiet, harmonious, idealized vision of abundance revealed, paradoxically, through spare compositions built on wide, almost panoramic vistas and a painterly vocabulary of texture, light, and color.