Art Statement by Rodrigo Palacios

Hundreds of years of idealism, including all of the great romantics of the XIX century, and more recently Jorge Luis Borges' oeuvre, have persuaded me that the concrete world surrounding us is deceitful, lying to us constantly, betraying our senses. As a result of this, the obvious thing for me to do with my art is to seek out the other world, the one that transcends our shallow, quotidian reality. I'm constantly trying to create images that describe--or suggest- a plateau where truth reigns supreme, thus escaping the fake.

                                                  Rodrigo Palacios