Juan Miguel Palacios

b 1973 Madrid, Spain . Lives and works in New York.

ARTIST STATEMENT

While his work has a clear figurative language, the large-scale paintings of Juan Miguel Palacios contain a strong conceptual load, where his work developed in series, has a constant wandering of the individual’s identity and its relationship with the environment.

In his deeply disturbing works, with a wild brushstroke and an unmatched use of color that demonstrate an exquisite technique, Juan Miguel Palacios jumps from the industrial, architectural spaces to the palatial interiors always in a state of decay and abandonment, immersing us in vital issues of the human being. Concepts such as mourning, luxury, restlessness, and inequality, are constants vital in his work.

With an overwhelming production, with the human being the epicenter of his personal imagery, Juan Miguel Palacios, continually explores the complex range of human emotions, with a free, powerful and always modern technique.
He is constantly driven by the search for new forms of expression and fuses sociopolitical themes with personal experiences and historical antecedents of art, creating a unique and modern environment of the most outstanding and controversial issues of contemporary society.

Series such as „epidermis“, the overlapping of transparent layers generates an astonishing 3D reality. The incorporation of broken walls as a surface for his works of the series “wounds” is a clear proof of his incessant search for new forms of representation that place Juan Miguel Palacios as one of the essential keys of the new XXI century figuration.

Born in Madrid in 1973, pushed by the instinctive impulses of his mother, Juan Miguel Palacios began to paint at the early age of 6, an activity that develops until today compulsively.

After a long journey with many art professors and fine art schools, such as the School of Decorative Arts of Madrid, at the age of 12, he joined the studio of the renowned Spanish painter Amadeo Roca Gisbert (disciple of Joaquin Sorolla) for six years. During those years, he was educated and formed in a strict academic training that will always be present in his work until he joined the faculty of Fine Arts in Madrid in 1991.

When he completed his college degree, in 1997, he founded the Laocoonte Art School, one of the most active art centers in Madrid. During this period, he combined mentoring and teaching with the development of his artistic career with exhibitions in different cities of Spain and Europe.

Working as a muralist, theater scenographer, and film poster painter brought him through these years while completing his training as an artist.
Currently, he resides and works in NY since 2013.

Vita

Education
  • Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts by Complutense University. Madrid, Spain
  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    • 2017 “wounded” Lazarides Gallery. London, UK
    • 2015 “Uneasiness”. SUS Annual gala. Rumney Guggenheim Gallery. New York, EEUU
    • 2014 “Uneasiness”. AlejandroGallery. Barcelona. Spain
    • 2009 “Emociones”. El Quatre Gallery. Barcelona, Spain
    • 2008 “Emociones”. Annta Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    • 2006 “Ingravidos”. El Quatre Gallery. Barcelona, Spain
    • 2005 “Ingravidos”. Juan de Juanes Gallery. Alicante, Spain “Ingravidos”. Annta Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
    • 2004 “Desiertos”. Juan de Juanes Gallery. Alicante, Spain
    • 2003 “Im-pulsos”. Gema Lazcano Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    • 2001 “Oleos y Dibujos”. Elvira Carreras Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    • 2000 “Oleos y Dibujos”. Dasto Gallery. Oviedo, Spain
    • 1999 Elvira Carreras Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    • 1998 Elvira Carreras Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    • 2017 “strangers” CASTOR Gallery. New York, USA
    • 2016 Modern Bridge. HG COMTEMPORARY Gallery. Museum of Aleksandre Chavchavadze, Tsinandali, Georgia
    • 2015 SCOPE Miami Beach 2015. Rumney Guggengeim Gallery. Miami, EEUU
    • 2014 Art Copenhagen. AlejandroGallery. Copenhagen, Denmark. Group Show AlejandroGallery. Barcelona, Spain
    • 2013 Young Blood. Opera Gallery. New York, EEUU Young Blood. Opera Gallery. Miami, EEUU
    • 2012 Intimate Planet. The Bogart Salon Gallery. New York, EEUU Chelsea International Competition. Agora Gallery. New York, EEUU Transformer Silent Auction. Corcoran Gallery. Washington DC, EEUU The Hogarth Worldwide Biannual. New York, EEUU
    • 2011 La Nit de Lart. Berlin Gallery. Mallorca, Spain. Trust Your Feelings! Myra Vidal Art Show. Madrid, Spain Art-Madrid. El Quatre Gallery. Barcelona, Spain
    • 2010 Museo de la Casa de la Moneda. Madrid, Spain Fundacion Fran Daurel. Barcelona, Spain
    • 2009 FIART, Feria de Arte Contemporaneo, Valencia. El Quatre Gallery. Barcelona, Spain
    • 2008 FIART, Feria de Arte Contemporaneo, Valencia. El Quatre Gallery. Barcelona, Spain Fundacion Valvi. Gerona, Spain Fundacion Cuixart. Barcelona, Spain Museo de Granollers. Barcelona, Spain
    • 2007 Annta Gallery. Madrid, Spain Arte Sevilla ’07, Feria de Arte Contemporaneo. Juan de Juanes Gallery. Alicante, Spain
    • 2006 Colectiva de Verano. Juan de Juanes Gallery. Alicante, Spain. Iberarte, Feria de Arte Contemporaneo, Zaragoza. Juan de Juanes Gallery. Alicante, Spain Annta Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    • 2005 Juan de Juanes Gallery. Alicante, Spain. De Arte, Feria de Galerias Españolas. Gema Lazcano Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
    • 2004 Juan de Juanes Gallery. Alicante, Spain. De Arte, Feria de Galerias Españolas. Gema Lazcano Gallery. Madrid, Spain Estampa. Gema Lazcano Gallery. Madrid, Spain. Yiayiannos Gallery. Athens, Greece.
    • 2003 Certamen Internacional de Artes Plasticas Alicia Alonso. Annta Gallery. Madrid,Spain. Pequeño format. Gema Lazcano Gallery. Madrid, Spain. Museo de la Ciudad. Madrid, Spain. De Arte, Feria de Galerias Españolas. Gema Lazcano Gallery. Madrid, Spain Arcanos Contemporaneos. Clave Gallery. Murcia, Spain
    • 2002 Fundacion Museo Gregorio Prieto. Valdepeñas, Spain.
    • 2000 I Bienal de Realismo y Figuracion Contemporanea. Clave Gallery. Murcia, Spain Arte Emergente. Juan de Juanes Gallery, Alicante, Spain Epica, Comedia y Drama. Pradillo Theater. Madrid, Spain Bienal del Deporte en las Bellas Artes. Centro Cultural de la Villa. Madrid, Spain
    • 1999 Pequeño Formato. Elvira Carreras Gallery. Madrid, Spain. Akanthus Gallery. Madrid, Spain Duayer Gallery. Madrid, Spain Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Mac 21. Palacio de Ferias y Congresos. Madrid, Spain.
    • 1998 Fotografia, Escultura y Pintura. Dasto Gallery. Oviedo, Spain Elvira Carreras Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    • 1996 Obra Grafica. Facultad de Bellas Artes, Complutense University. Madrid, Spain
    • 1995 Obra Grafica. Facultad de Bellas Artes. Complutense University. Madrid, Spain
    • 1994 Casa de la Cultura de Torrelodones. Madrid, Spain
    • 1992 XII Certamen de Pintura Blanco y Negro. Casa de Vacas. Madrid, Spain
    • 1991 Certamen de Pintura Rapida. Casa de Vacas. Madrid, Spain
    • MUSEUMS AND FOUNDATIONS
    • Loewe, Spain Museo de la Danza Alicia Alonso. La Habana, Cuba Infodesa S.A. Madrid, Spain Museo de Granollers. Spain

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