Carlos Merida

Guatemala, 1891 - Mexico City, 1984



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ABOUT THE ARTIST


Wise and elementary geometry, the inexhaustible chess movements of Carlos Merida. Its color never lacks precision. Guatemala Indigenous fabrics are transformed, no longer come to him, and it's something else. A warlock of codex, stela, gives a hand and goes up from the darkness of childhood to noon today. To reverse?

I see in his canvas how he dreams his fine shuttle, how images are appearing, how are waking up on the canvas weaving. If any part of the body the soul is concentrated is in the eye. Is Hegel's exaltation? The eye musician of Merida for color and design. If anything is worth a single line, Carlos Merida has almost artisan meaning of additional line hoist bearing stiffness for fast pace, singing. By leveraging the black or a red circle, the circle, puzzled over a long white steppe, the desert night jeweled more than a bonfire

There are faustus examples of architecture supported at two points, with the effectiveness of completeness and gracile, in which the harmony of the strictness is heard. The Geometer sings with bones. (Source: "Carlos Merida, Color and Form" by Luis Cardoza y Aragon)

Creator of many murals in Mexico and others in Guatemala.

 

Carlos Merida Main Solo Exhibitions

 

1920 Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1926 Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, Guatemala.

1926 Valentine Dudensing Gallery, New York.

1927 Galerie des Quartre Chemins, Paris.

1929 Valentine Dudensing Gallery, New York.

1930 Berkeley Museum , Berkeley.

1930 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle.

1935 Katherin Kuh Gallery, Chicago.

1936 Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles.

1937 Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1940 White Memorial Museum, San Antonio.

1943 Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas.

1944 Karl Niemendorf Gallery, New York.

1945 Valentine Dudensing Gallery, New York.

1954 Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas.

1961 "Carlos Merida, Exposición Retrospectiva", Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

1962 Reichenback Gallery, Paris.

1962 Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas.

1963 Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico.

1964 Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Ciudad de México.

1966 Martha Jackson Gallery, New York.

1968 Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Ciudad de México.

1969 Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Ciudad de México.

1970 "Carlos Merida Retrospectiva", Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

1971 B. Lewin Galleries, Beverly Hills.

1975 Galeria II Collezionista d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome.

1976 University Art Museum, Universidad de Texas, Austin.

1977 "Carlos Merida Retrospectiva", Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

1977 "Carlos Merida", Martha Jackson Gallery, New York.