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Garcia Gallardo Mercedes | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Garcia Gallardo Mercedes | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography
Garcia Gallardo Mercedes
  • Spain
  • Painter

The objects have soul that I bring out in my composition and my heart guides me from the moment that I capture their souls.
Mercedes grew up in Malaga where she began her art studies. When she moved to Barcelona, she continued her education with professional artists such as Manolo Hugué (sculpture and glazing) and Manuel Massana (drawing and painting). In school, she took various courses on the techniques of stained glass, primitive art, engraving, sacred symbols and the history of art. She specialized in contemporary art and decided to turn her passion into her profession. In 2006, she opened her own gallery in Cadaqués, the Gallardo Art Space. The world described in her paintings is a colourful and lively world that she approaches head-on with close-up faces (mostly women) or landscapes that are largely inspired from where she now lives (Cadaqués).
Women, the world around them and their deepest feelings are the main sources of inspiration for Mercedes. Her paintings express an infinite range of situations and emotions that are conveyed in the faces and bodies of her characters. Mercedes uses pieces of paper, canvas, phrases cut from magazines, and scraps of song and poetry, fixing them onto large patches of acrylic paint. This background serves as a frame to create and give life to her characters, which are then painted with oil. She uses a mixed paint technique on canvas, wood or cardboard. Features are strong and the colours bold. Cardboard, letters, words, and fabrics are used as a complement to the graphic expression.
  • 2013
    Exhibition at the L'écharpe gallery
    Toulouse, France
  • 2005
    Participation in the
    Almeria, Spain
  • 1995
    Exhibition at the El Baco gallery
    Barcelona, Spain
  • 1960
    Malaga, Spain
(23 Artworks)

23 Artworks

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