DIEGO PALACIOS, Chile
Diego Palacios (Livson, 1983) began working as a painter in 2014. As an autodidact Palacios has acquired painting independently. Since then, he has been intensively and continuously dealing with the theory and practice of painting. He is fascinated by the artistic skills of the old masters and studies their approach meticulously.

Diego Palacios’s painting reveal various levels that shift between consciousness and the subconscious. This impression is supported by the play of light, shadow, and transparency. Palacios’s works indicate an old master approach, but is broken by contemporarysubjects and elements, creating a new category of its own. Image shifting forms the emphasis in the oeuvre of the Chilean painter. The depicted objects or people are first staged by Palacios and then photographed.

The artist then consciously processes thesphotographs digitally in order to create the breakbetween the depicted, ancient-looking situation andthe contemporary reference. The faces appear in a light reminiscent of Rembrandt or Van Dyck, and the clothes and gestures of the portrayed also imply bygone times. However, these familiar features and the image that appears in the mind's eye are broken by the glimmering color effects, distortions and reflections of the faces. Palacios’s images, uniting contemporary and passé, challenge the recipients and put their viewing habits to the test, stimulating questioning.

2023
SCOUT, Heike Arendt Gallery, Kettinge, Denmark
CROSSED LINES, Art Kreuzberg and Montero Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
ST WILFRIDS AUCTION, Art on a Postcard, Eastbourne, UK
CRUSHED, Arden Asbæk Gallery (Martin Asbæk Gallery), Copenhagen, Denmark
FRESH LEGS 2023, Heike Arendt Gallery, Berlin
ODD RETINA, Alte Nudelfabril Zeitz - Leipzig meets New York
WORLDWIDE SOLUTIONS? Group show at Qvartr Gallery + Xpon Art, Hamburg, Germany
2022
ÜberSETZEN, group show, X-pon Art Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Art on a postcard, Charity auction, London UK
SOMMERFEST SPINNEREI LEIPZIG, Archiv Massiv, Spinnerei Leipzig
SOMMERSALON GALERIE KRISTINE HAMANN, Wismar, Germany
'GROßES FESTMAHL’, Solo show, Archiv Massiv, Spinnerei Leipzig, Germany
SOUTH AMERICAN ART IN EUROPE, Artsy online show, MONTERO Art Gallery, January 15
2021
ART ON A POSTCARD, Charity Auction, Hepatitis C Trust, London
PLAYGROUND, online group show, Saint Maison
PIECING TOGETHER THE ORDER OF THINGS, AUCART online Auction, London
FIVE AND UNDER, Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena, USA
AN ONLINE ART SHOW, Good Mother Gallery, SF Bay Area - California
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