Karla Lara, hyper-realistic pop art |  correspondent

Karla Lara, hyper-realistic pop art | correspondent

Karla de Lara (Guadalajara, 1972) is a Mexican pop art artist known today with great recognition and international projection; She has more than 400 solo exhibitions in 39 countries and participation in the world’s leading Art Fairs such as Art Basel and Art Miami.

He is considered the leading representative of hyperrealist pop art; its theme in this area is the exacerbation of hyperpop, filled with references from the collective imagination that have been stripped of the entertainment industry and distorted to approach realism without being constrained by it. In his work, he adapts and re-adapts techniques to express the ideals and realities of his daily life.

The artist was the creator of the largest mural in Jalisco with an area of ​​more than 400 square meters. He painted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the “Expo Guadalajara” and captured in it the city’s most emblematic buildings and sculptures, as well as the artists and traditions that characterize the Pearl of the West.

It has also been successful with its participation in the 2017 Florence Biennale and the 2018 Venice Biennale (where it won first place in front of nearly 500 artists from all over the world) and at least half a dozen biennials.

In 2018, he made a permanent resident mural in the Mussomeli anthropology museum at the Sicilian Film Festival. He spearheaded urban art initiatives such as Rosafest, Maya Parade, and Instrumentos del Alma, where he invited key international artists to participate.

Among its collectors are national and international music, cinema, great designers and creatives of all kinds; as well as important art foundations.

Grupo AirFrance-KLM maintains an artistic joint venture with prestigious brands such as Bentley, Delta and Aeroméxico. He has a permanent exhibition of his work at Mexico City International Airport. He ordered key pieces for public spaces, among which his “Visions” was added to the National Museum of History at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City.

In December 2021, he became the first Mexican artist to auction NFTs (or Non Fungible Token, a unique digital identifier that cannot be copied, modified, or subdivided). Art Miami 2021; It was a collection of 16 unique works created by De Lara and presented in collaboration with Binance NFT and Art of the World Gallery. It is the first NFT collection to be auctioned under the title “My Digital World” by a Mexican artist. He then presented another NFT collection in Italy at the “Anime Intrecciate” exhibition at the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi in Turin in March of this year.

The elements that make it different are not only the use of materials and technique; He admits that he sometimes dedicates up to 12 hours a day to his work, as he sees discipline and commitment as the starting points of artistic work.

Among his awards are: the “José Luis Cuevas” Gaviota Award (for excellence in the plastic arts), the Leonardo da Vinci World Art Award, the International Nations Award “Tribute to Titian”, the International “Raffaello” award in Florence, Venice and Bologna in Italy. In 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Senate of the Ibero-American Doctorate in the House of Representatives. And in 2019, he was awarded another PhD in Vienna by the UN for his contributions to the arts, culture and humanity. It also took first place at the Biennale of Nations in Venice.



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