Juan Miguel Palacios: Wounded
23 Jun - 22 Aug|
Wounded is Juan Miguel Palacios’ first solo London exhibition. Using a woman’s face as a base, the artist investigates the variety of hidden emotions beneath a happy face, to the fatigue and pain that is produced by day-to-day experiences, identifying these life experiences as ‘wounds’. “… It is these ‘wounds’ that inevitably leave an imprint or a mark on our faces. This was the starting point for the works in this series and the exhibition is an investigation of these different emotions through gestures.”
Juan Miguel Palacios is classically trained, specialising in drawing, however, he takes a lot of inspiration from contemporary arts and artists.
Having moved to New York in 2012, Palacios wanted to explore new ways of communicating other than through painting alone. Palacios as developed a unique technique which involves layering a series of paintings on top of each other to create stunning three-dimensional pieces.