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Mercedes Lasarte
MERCEDES LASARTE. Born in Argentina. During the seventies she moves to Boston (USA) and relocates definitely in Los Angeles (California), where she attends to UCLA and Otis Parsons Art School. She continues her studies in fine arts by studying deeply the technique of the French Impressionists and the Germans expressionists. Gauguin and Matisse will be her favorite painters and they will make a definite influence in the development of her pictoric technique. The application of color over huge monochromatic, well differenced surfaces is witness of this favorable inherence. This technique, cloisonnisme, was adopted by some of Gauguins followers during the XIX century. Mercedes Lasartes colors transmit a state of wellbeing and happiness. The green and the blues mix with the yellows in a pleasant and harmonic symphony of color, creating an hypnotic image, a unique experience, an unexplainable wish; Mercedes Lasartes mayor font of inspiration. EXHIBITIONS 1976 Wally Findlay Gallery, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills Califonia U.S.A 1986 DeVorzon Gallery at the Design Center, West Hollywood California USA (solo show). 1986 Palm Beach U.S.A - chartered yacht jointly with Harry Winston Jewelers. 1987 Lalo & Brothers, Encino California U.S.A. (solo show). 1988 DeVorzon Gallery at the Design Center, West Hollywood California U.S.A (solo show). 1990-95 Lasarte Galleries Permanent displays, Santa Monica & Venice CA U.S.A. 1991 "Expo '91" Internacional exhibition, Nagoya, Japn. 1992 Affairs in the Garden" invitational art show Beverly Hills CA U.S.A. 1993 Art Gallery Fushimi, Tokyo and Nagoya Japan. 1995 DeVorzon Gallery, Beverly Hills California U.S.A. (solo show). 1996-97 The Shanghai Museum & the China National Art Gallery, Beijing - from Zurbaran to Picasso. From the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. 1998 Spanierman Gallery, New York U.S.A. (solo show). 1999-00 Museo Instituto Magnasco, Argentina, Portrait of the Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza. 2000 Paramount Pictures, Hollywood California, U.S.A. (solo show). 2001 Granero Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgian, (solo show). 2002 BGH Gallery, Santa Monica California, U.S.A. (solo show). 2002 Granero Art Gallery, Barcelona Spain, (solo show). 2002 Museo Palazzo Ruspoli, Mercedes Lasarte in the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Roma Italia. 2002 World Gallery Hotel Estela, Sitges, Barcelona Spain, (solo show). 2002 NH Almenara, Sotogrande Cdiz, Spain, (solo show). 2002 Museo Instituto Magnasco, Gualeguaych Argentina, Permanent Collection. 2003 NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, Holland, (solo show). 2003 World Gallery Escola DHostaleria of Barcelona Spain, (solo show). 2003 Latin American Contemporary Gallery, Santa Monica California U.S.A. (Solo show). 2003 The Gallery- Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach California, U.S.A. 2003 Galera Nacional de Arte extranjero de Sofa Exposicin de Pintores Espaoles Sofa, Bulgaria. 2004 Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach California, USA. 2004 Galera Trama, Madrid, Spain. 2004 Museo de Arte Contemporneo. Marmolejo Mayte Spnola Coleccin Permanente Junta de Andaluca en Jan Espaa. 2004 Galera del Cisne, Madrid, Spain. (solo show). 2005-09 Lasarte Gallery Punta del Este Uruguay. Permanent Exhibition. 2005 Chapel Art Show, Sao Paulo, Brasil. 2006 H 10 Andaluca Plaza, Marbella, Spain. (Solo Show). 2006 Sothebys, Madrid, Spain (solo show). 2007 H10 Punta Negra Palma de Mallorca, Spain. (Solo show). 2007 Museo de Arte Contemporneo de Salta, Salta Argentina. 2008 Art Madrid, Galera del Cisne, Madrid, Spain. 2008 SolerMiret + Mercedes Lasarte Museo Cortijo Miraflores de Marbella in the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Marbella Spain., 2009 Durn Exposiciones de Arte, Madrid Spain (Solo Show). 2010 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza subasta Pro Haiti Madrid Espaa. PUBLICATIONS: Vanidades (Argentina) Hollywood Reporter (USA) Hola, Semana, & Lecturas (Espaa) Designers West (USA) California Homes (USA) Connoisseur (USA, UK) Palm Beach Daily (USA) Enterprising Women USA) Denver Post (USA) Los Angeles Times (USA) "Sisters" (Warner Bros. TV) Polo magazine, Spur (USA) Mad About You (NBC TV) Deco ART (Chile) Friends (Warner Bros. TV) El Argentino (Argentina) Veronicas Closet (Warner Bros. TV) China Daily (China) Darma & Greg (20th Century Fox TV) EL Da (Argentina) Arte al Da (Latin America) Femmes DAujourd Hui (Belgica) Coups DCeil (Switzerland) Gael Votre Menguel (Belgica) Elle (Paris) Dcoration (Belgica) LEventail (Belgica) Point De Vue (Belgium) LEchos (Belgica) IL Messaggero (Roma) Sur (Sotogrande Cadiz Espaa) El Pais (Uruguay) Living (Uruguay Argentina) Arte y Diseo (Uruguay) Caras (Argentina) Caras (Brasil) Cuisine & Vins (Argentina) La Vanguardia (Barcelona Spain) Galeria (Uruguay) Punta del Este Verano Magazine (Uruguay) Vogue (Espaa)