Juan Miguel Palacios interviewed by NY1 TV (in Spanish)

In this video, Spanish-born artist Juan Miguel Palacios who is now based in New York speaks to NY1 TV (in Spanish) about his experience of moving from Madrid to NYC and setting up his studio in Bushwick. He shares how he feels a greater sense of freedom in his artistic practice and how for him, painting acts as a refuge.

Spanish born artist Juan Miguel Palacios was raised in a matriarchal household in Madrid, Spain. From a very young age, Juan Miguel was encouraged by his mother and grandmother to pursue his obvious interest in painting. As a preteen, He found himself in the studio of renowned Spanish painter Amadeo Roca Gisbert (a disciple of Joaquin Sorolla) and studied under him for many years. After receiving his college degree, He founded the Laocoonte Art School of Madrid where he spent time teaching and focused on the development of his art career. In 2013 Juan Miguel moved to New York City from which he now works.