Abel was born in Oaxaca in 1959 and studied art at La Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, La Esmeralda, an affiliate of El Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. !
As a child, he learned cabinetmaking from his father, then went on to study sculpture and graduate from the most important school of art in Mexico. He is a multifaceted professional and has made significant inroads into various areas of the visual arts, producing pieces that range in scale from small to monumental. As a sculptor, he has worked in bronze, stone, and iron and continues to explore multiple technical variations of resins. He is a masterful painter whose natural gift for color is especially evident in his work with acrylics and watercolors. He has experimented with printmaking, drawing and photography with interesting results.
His vision is universal and contemporary, depicting everyday themes which highlight his interest in the earth and the spirit. His pieces portray the magic and the mysticism of his birthplace and the deep reverence he feels for it. As Francisco Moyao said, his work is founded in "a phenomenological anthropomorphism".
His artwork is part of national and international collections. It has been exhibited in prestigious museums in Mexico City such as El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, El Museo de Arte Moderno, El Museo Universitario del Chopo, El Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporáneo, Academia de San Carlos, Poliforum Cultural Siqueiros, Palacio de Minería, Gallery Siglo XXI del Centro Medico Nacional, El Museo de la Ciudad de Mérida, to name a few, as well as in galleries and private collections such as El Club de Banqueros de México, Universidad Iberoamericana, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, and Casa Pedro Domecq. He has appeared in the catalogues of the Museo Sumaya, El Diccionario de Escultores de la UNAM, El Centro Asturiano de México, La Sociedad Mexicana de Autores de las Artes Plásticas SOMAAP, Fundación Luis Donaldo Colosio, Red Cross of Mexico, Galería Arte Latinoamericano, and the Museum of Fine Arts of Mexico in Chicago, Illinois, among others. His work has been shown on numerous occasions in Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Miami in the United States and can be found in galleries and private collections around the world. Presently he lives in Mérida, Yucatan, where he is an integral participant in state-sponsored cultural events and exhibits his most recent work in his private gallery .
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