Artist: Juan Miguel Palacios
Title: Wounds CCLXIV
Size: 41h x 31w x 3d cm (16.1h x 12.2w x 1.2d in)
Media: Mixed media on clear plexi and drywall
Frame: Framed with two cm white wood strip and glass.
'Wounds CCLXIV' is a new artwork by Juan Miguel Palacios a Spanish born artist who was raised in a matriarchal household in Madrid. From a very young age, Palacios was encouraged by his mother and grandmother to pursue his obvious interest in painting. As a preteen, Palacios 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, Palacios founded the Laocoonte Art School of Madrid where he spent time teaching and focused on the development of his art career. In 2013 Palacios moved to New York City from which he now works, He has been collected by museums including, the Museo de la Danza Alicia Alonso (Cuba), fodesa S.A. Madrid, and successfully showing with galleries such as Lazarides and Booth Gallery.
“While my work has a clear figurative language, my large-scale paintings, contain a strong conceptual load, and they have a constant wandering about the individual's identity and its relationship with the environment. Concepts such as mourning, duel, luxury, restlessness, and gesture are vital signs in my work.”