Superimposition

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Superimposition

Placing one classical order above another; generally placing the simpler orders at the bottom and the increasingly ornate orders above.
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In Achiote, 2000, Guzman takes a botanical illustration from the eighteenth century and distorts it by superimposing onto it the pigment of the plant itself, which certain indigenous communities used to paint their skin during celebrations.
Perhaps this idea of superimposing two modules that are simultaneously indiscernible and unmistakable, at once identical and never the same, is the strongest point of this work.
But these anecdotal details are secondary to the overall accumulation of color, light, and time on the surface of each photo, a process akin to superimposing all the frames from a film sequence.
Like many of his contemporaries, Galan resorted to superimposing multiple planes, collaging cacophonous elements, collapsing figuration into abstraction and vice versa, cutting up the canvas, and, of course, attaching tchotchkes to it.