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Dennis Palmer - Biography
"El Palmero" is a pseudonym used by the artist Dennis Palmer over the past 45 years. Palmer depicts a surrealistic style using an often colorful pallet. Many of these works display a quality of fantastic wonderment with large geometric shapes floating over barren landscapes.
Palmer attended New York Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute in New York during the early 1970's, a time of social upheaval and psychedelic expression. His early influences included the surrealists Max Ernst, René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, and the graphic artist M.C. Escher.
The earliest works were primarily elaborate works in pen and ink. Eventually the works became larger and more colorful, but with some exceptions, the themes have remained within the realm of the surrealist.
Though some canvases and graphic pieces have been acquired privately over the past four decades, this is the first formal showing of his works.