Obra Galería Alegría presents the exhibition “Coronas de Hojarasca” [Crowns of Dry Leaves] by Peruvian artist based in Puerto Rico, Johnny Palacios Hidalgo. The show has 18 pieces of various formats, including oil paintings and drawings on canvas. It opened on January 20 and will run through February. The gallery is located at 301 de la Cruz Street at the corner of Recinto Sur in Old San Juan.
He plays with nature, beauty and the divinity of the human form (shown by the diverse crowns). The four years the artist has been living in Puerto Rico have inevitably influenced his work. Palacios says, “These paintings are made on this island and I feel that the result of my work has changed compared to the time when I did not live here, when I produced a more limeño work.” He mentions that “in Lima (Peru) nature is not the same as here; there everything is pristine, different from [nature] here; here, the sun is stronger, there are more colors and light makes them vibrant.” In short, “the Caribbean and the island have made me see fantasies under a different light.”
For more information on the gallery, see http://www.obragaleria.com/ You may also call (787) 723-3226.