Carlos Merida

Guatemala, 1891 - Mexico City, 1984



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About


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, 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 Mérida, Color and Form" by Luis Cardoza y Aragon)

Creator of many murals in Mexico and others in Guatemala.

 

Main Solo Exhibitions

 

1920 "Carlos Mérida", Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1926 "Carlos Mérida", Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, Guatemala.

1926 "Carlos Mérida", Valentine Dudensing Gallery, New York.

1927 "Carlos Mérida", Galerie des Quartre Chemins, Paris.

1929 "Carlos Mérida", Valentine Dudensing Gallery, New York.

1930 "Carlos Mérida", Berkeley Museum , Berkeley.

1930 "Carlos Mérida", Seattle Art Museum, Seattle.

1935 "Carlos Mérida", Katherin Kuh Gallery, Chicago.

1936 "Carlos Mérida", Stendhal Gallery, Los Angeles.

1937 "Carlos Mérida", Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1940 "Carlos Mérida", White Memorial Museum, San Antonio.

1943 "Carlos Mérida", Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas.

1944 "Carlos Mérida", Karl Niemendorf Gallery, New York.

1945 "Carlos Mérida", Valentine Dudensing Gallery, New York.

1954 "Carlos Mérida", Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas.

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

1962 "Carlos Mérida", Reichenback Gallery, Paris.

1962 "Carlos Mérida", Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas.

1963 "Carlos Mérida", Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico.

1964 "Carlos Mérida", Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Ciudad de México.

1966 "Carlos Mérida", Martha Jackson Gallery, New York.

1968 "Carlos Mérida", Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Ciudad de México.

1969 "Carlos Mérida", Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Ciudad de México.

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

1971 "Carlos Mérida", B. Lewin Galleries, Beverly Hills.

1975 "Carlos Mérida", Galeria II Collezionista d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome.

1976 "Carlos Mérida", University Art Museum, Universidad de Texas, Austin.

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

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