Lot 160 - Juan Arango Palacios - Beso
Lot 160 - Juan Arango Palacios - Beso
Lot 160 - Juan Arango Palacios - Beso

Lot 160 - Juan Arango Palacios - Beso

Coloured Pencil on Paper

2022

A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Juan Arango Palacios was born in Pereira, Colombia, and was raised in a traditional Catholic home. Their traditional upbringing was cut short by a series of migrations that their family took seeking a better future. The family moved from Colombia to southern Louisiana where Juan’s sense of identity and belonging began to be skewed by their lack of knowledge of the English language, their unfamiliarity with American culture, and their internal struggle with a queer identity. Living in other parts of Louisiana and Texas, and being further subdued by the conservative culture in which they lived, Juan continued to live with a constant fear of their own identity throughout their youth. Juan graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has found a safe-haven within the queer community in Chicago. 

 

Education 

 

2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS 
2022 BIMBOFICATION SENSATION - Povos Gallery, Chicago, IL 
2022I Wanna Be You Anywhere - Co-Prosperity Catskill, Catskill, NY 
2021 Como Angel en Cielo - New Image Art, Los Angels, CA 
2021 Payasadas - Epiphany Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL 
2020 Recuerdos - SITE Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2022 Latino America in Chicago – Draggonfly Gallery, Chicago, IL 
2022 Small Works Exhibition – Soft Times Gallery, San Francisco, Ca 
2022 Forbidden Boundaries – Filo Sofi Arts, Marfa, TX 
2022 Salon - Guts Gallery, London, UK 
2022 Vernacular Glamour - Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA 
2021 Recuerdos - Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL  
2021Orchids - New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA 
2020 ENTRECUERPOS - Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL 
2020 Undergraduate Exhibition - Sullivan Galleries at SAIC, Chicago, IL 
2019 CASA- 5th Floor Gallery, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago,IL 
 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

These two drawings were made from a position of tenderness and vulnerability. Speaking on my experience as a queer person, I am representing my expression of love through images that turn queer romance into a timeless experience. a heartfelt kiss that seems to slowdown time, and a bunch of flowers ready to be picked into a bouquet; memories that that I associate that warm fuzzy sensation of being in love. Love is widely celebrated in pop culture, contemporary music, and television, However it has become a sort of cliche in the contemporary art world. Also, there has been a tradition of sexualizing and eroticizing queerness throughout art history. I rebuke the idea that imagery of queer love is cliche, and I aim to achieve a more sentimental narrative towards the relationships that queer people experience on the daily. 

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