Daniel Palacios creates machines that can scan and visualize the flow of visitors, objects that communicate with their viewers by means of artificial intelligence, or images that represent the intricate relations of a specific moment and space.
Viewed in terms of form alone, his artworks consist of complexly functioning machinery with scarcely comprehensible software components. Beyond such technical aspects, however, the artist’s works are stirring inasmuch as they are concerned with extremely human, philosophical questions, about perception, memory, time and space.
The fascination of Palacios’s works derives from such intuitively comprehensible spatial images and experiences, as well as the discrepancy between technical precision of its production and a subjective reproduction of reality.
His practice leads him through a methodical exploration of the world, which beyond the subject matter in each project, the research itself becomes part of the process of the artist; sharing the amassed knowledge in workshops and lectures, as well as creating beautiful artworks.
His works has been presented at many museums, festivals and art fairs of Europe, Asia and America including CAAC, MEIAC, ZKM, NAMOC and Ars Electronica. They are part of public and private collections worldwide, as well as widely awarded, including twice by the international VIDA Art and Artificial Life contest; and featured on several specialized books and publications as Leonardo by MIT Press among others.