by Javier Palacios

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Oil on board

Javier Palacios undertook a Degree in fine arts at Valencia Polytechnic University and an MA in artistic production at Valencia Polytechnic University, where he is currently studying for a PhD in artistic production and research. His work has been seen in group exhibitions in the UK, Spain and Taiwan.

The portrait is of the artist’s friend Luciana. In choosing a close-up view of the sitter, Palacios wanted to accelerate the moment of apparent intimacy and familiarity between two strangers: the sitter and the viewer.

    Luciana by Javier Palacios, 2013
    © Javier Palacios