Phillips Collection Announces Karla d’Lara Collection
The Phillips Collection is starting off 2011 with a bang by introducing the new addition of sculptures, tables and accessories by Mexican artist, Karla d’Lara. The new collection will debut during the upcoming furniture market in Las Vegas and to commemorate the occasion the Phillips Collection will display 150 pieces of her work at Suite A202 in the World Market Center during the market.
The genius masterminds over at the Phillips Collection are on their A-game as usual. The addition of Karla d’Lara’s work perfectly compliments the cultural and nature-inspired aesthetic of the Phillips Collection. She has a magnificent eye for color, detail and innovation, which is exactly what sets the Phillips Collection above the rest. Below is a preview of Karla d’Lara’s work ((I am OBSESSED with these doll sculptures!!)):
The Background of Karla d’Lara:
Making use of her memory, Karla d’Lara recreates a universe of atmospheres touched by the mystery of that which is poetic. Her work is an expression of genuine character which reveals itself as a powerful wave of technique, color and vivid movement.
Memories…to create atmospheres, defines Karla’s intuitive sense of art. Memory is the storehouse for abstractness which may materialize during a walk on a summer’s evening, like a voyeur in a faraway place. Its unstated goal is to discover the essential aroma of emotions resulting from a process of seduction. Expressed through the hands of an artist, its immense power is revealed for all to see.
She began to study photography as a teenager during summer trips abroad, and it became her first great passion. After taking advanced courses and accumulating plenty of experience, she traveled through Europe, Asia, and the Americas capturing the images of different cultures. Karla is able to amalgamate her ideas with the help of skilled and exacting craftsmen, who have shared their homegrown techniques from workshops in Tonala, Jalisco, a hotbed of artists and great authors. A case in point is artist Salvador Rabelero, an expert in ceramics, glass, pigment combinations, acrylic paintings and mixed techniques. Today he is Karla’s inseparable partner in artistic creation.