Colour Me In
1 April 2022
"I use multiple layers of paint to cover and expose, constantly searching for new images and emotions. The work leads both myself and the viewers to a happy place, filled with sentiment and colour."
Karen Lasserre is a South African artist who lives and works in Pretoria. Lasserre started painting professionally in 1997 with her first solo exhibition at Karen McKerron Gallery.
In 2002 and 2003 she studied Visual Arts at Unisa, Pretoria, and in 2001, 2003 and 2008 respectively, she stayed and worked for two months at the CitÚ Internationale des Arts, Paris. Between 1997 and 2009 Lasserre presented solo exhibitions at Karen McKerron Gallery, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, the Arts Association, Pretoria, Voir Gallery, Brooklyn, Pretoria, Alliance Franšaise, Johannesburg, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria and Dawid's Choice Gallery, Sandton, Johannesburg. She participated in group exhibitions at The Skukan Gallery, Pretoria, the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, and Art Lovers 1932, Pretoria.
Lasserre's work is represented in private collections in Belgium, England, France, Holland, Germany, South Africa, Japan and the U.S.A.
In 2018, after a long sabbatical, Lasserre's work took a new form and she started painting only abstracts filled with abundance, colour and generosity of spirit, simply experiencing the sheer joy of painting and feeling alive.
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