Juan Miguel Palacios is a visionary. He doesn’t just paint paintings, he constructs them–better yet, he brings them to life. The spanish painter creates work that literally leaps from the canvas. By layering sheets of glass, each painted with a subsequent layer, Palacios achieves an eerie 3D effect that blurs the line between art and reality.
Intrigued by his process and execution, we sat down with Palacios to find out more about his unique approach and what inspires his craft.
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.