Marcos Palazzi

05.04.18 — 01.05.18
El pez se llama Pinocho y mi hijo Simón, oil on wood, 100 × 81 cm
La siesta, oil on wood , 46 × 55 cm
El concierto de Sun, oil on wood , 35 × 38 cm
Después de la cena, oil on wood , 38 × 46 cm
Las cervezas de Oriol, oil on wood , 100 × 81 cm
Calçotada Pink Floyd, oil on wood , 73 × 92 cm
El maquinista y el cantante Crooner, oil on wood , 65 × 92 cm
19:48 Árbol y pintor, oil on wood , 80 × 80 cm
Los Reyes Magos, oil on wood , 50 × 50 cm
El gato de Catón en el purgatorio, oil on wood , 100 × 81 cm
Interior con gasolina, oil on wood , 54 × 65 cm
La Adoración, mixted on wood, 55 × 46 cm
País, mixted on wood , 92 × 65 cm
El desayuno, pencil on paper, 84 × 79 cm
La niña de Grow, oil on wood, 81 × 65 cm
Restaurador de la casa del Tibet , oil on wood, 70 × 100 cm
EL profeta , oil on wood, 54 × 65 cm
Paul Gauguin Airlines , oil on wood, 55 × 38 cm
Julian Halton buscando un tutorial de pegamentos , oil on wood, 73 × 60 cm
La calma del pescador , oil on wood, 146 × 114 cm
Santa Okupa Sun, oil on wood, 35 × 50 cm
Aparición en el Soho, mixted on paper , 76 × 65 cm
Eutanasia en Vall d'Hebron , mixted on wood, 130 × 97 cm
La herencia de Decrecy, oil on wood, 73 × 92 cm
Conjunto de 37 pequeñas obras , mixted

Marcos Palazzi


Marcos Palazzi states: «I paint whatever attracts me about everyday life».

The characters in his paintings are usually presented in ordinary situations, either individually or in a group e.g. in the underground, sleeping, travelling, watching themselves in the mirror, in the kitchen, with friends etc. Most times they are people from his surroundings, his family or even himself.

Palazzi transforms uninteresting and even unpleasant settings into scenes that are fascinating, fun, and full of irony. After puzzling the spectator for a while, the images make us smile. The artist achieves this without effort, in a friendly way, displaying a witty, subtle and elegant sense of humour which conveys vitality and joy of life.

His approach to reality blends proximity and distance for an ironic gaze which he displays without any aim of criticism. His approach can be poetical too, sometimes with a pinch of emotion but never by being ridiculous.

Palazzi’s language is essentially realist with references to the Pop-art and comic genre. He often ‘quotes’ other artists whom he admires and he also includes fictional characters.

The foundation of his work is graphite drawings which are skilfully and meticulously executed. When applying the oils he usually leaves some partially uncovered areas that let us see fragments of pencil drawings which are part of the finished painting. He uses a small but warm range of oil colours, showing preference for yellow and orange tones. He also demonstrates interest for light, especially for artificial illumination which assists him to direct the attention to specific areas in the painting.

Palazzi freely choses the themes he depicts and the approach which conveys his intention through expert use of various techniques. His art-work is unique, always challenging, and has obtained a place apart from the current trends.

His exhibition career commenced in 1992 and his work has been shown in many Spanish and Italian cities as well as in New York

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