KARLA DE LARA
EXPRESSIONS OF LIFE
Karla de Lara is adamant about using art to express her reality, emotions, encounters and everyday experiences.
She is a Mexican artist eager to continually explore uncharted artistic worlds without stylistic boundaries or technical limitations. In other words, she operates free from creative constraints. Her personality often pits her against convention. She adapts and readapts her techniques to better express her ideals and the realities of her everyday life.
Karla de Lara is recognized today as the mother of hyperrealistic pop art. The themes she expresses within this genre are exaggerated versions of hyperpop inspired by the entertainment industry and infused with references to the collective imagination that distort them in a way that flirts with realism without bowing to its limitations.
One of Karla de Lara ́s artistic hallmarks is her distinctive high-gloss technique. Faces and glances within a chiaroscuro environment reflect states of inner being, human duality and the world of emotions.
Each piece touches the soul and reveals its vulnerabilities by connecting with human moments, memories and experiences.
Her attention to and understanding of light, atmosphere, plasticity, abstract forms and architecture – the latter enriched during her period in Italy – are among the abilities that Karla de Lara brings to her art. Her paintings of cities are like magical colorings and reinterpretations of her own personal experiences.
Her canvasses become her repository of emotions; her brushstrokes, her voice; her inspirations, her expressions of life.
“The imaginary of Karla De Lara has something naive, romantic and melancholic. Its objects are like small playful, thematic universes, conceived to imbue those who inhabit them in a particular mood”.
“With Karla De Lara, with the brushstroke and the pop eye, the inner look of the girl who asks again and again reappears. Traces appear where the past is, filling the gaps with a new look”.
“To see the work of Karla de Lara is a balm of freshness and creativity at a time when the country is going through many severe crises and needs to believe in himself”.
“Of each piece seems to emanate a spirit of its own ... welcome to a world where colors take us directly to that place where love is palpable and ethereal”.
“Her work is an expression of genuine character which reveals itself as a powerful wave of technique, color and vivid movement”.
“The plastic artist Karla de Lara, young mexican promise, raises now with his magnificent brushstrokes in works that exalt the inner being of his characters with their own style, where the image recalls a deep catharsis in each of them ...expressionist above all.”
“The work of Karla de Lara is an expression of genuine character, which becomes an energetic pulsation of technique and gesticulated color”.
“Karla is a contemporary artist with a great vision, openness and sensitivity that make her grow and re-invent in each one of her designs”.
“In Karla's work, mainly in some portraits, it seems that there was a particular interest in the gaze of the protagonists. The plastic quality with which this feature is expressed is of remarkable sensitivity”.