Karen Lasserre

Abundance, colour and generosity of spirit

Recent Artwork

She's Back
Oil on canvas (200 x 200cm)
Mountain climbing
Oil on canvas (100 x 120cm)
Colour
Oil on canvas (170 x 170cm)
Landscape
Oil on canvas (145 x 170cm)
Coral Reef
Oil on canvas (120 x 100cm)
Peonies
Oil on canvas (170 x 170cm)
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Oil on canvas (20 x 20cm)
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Oil on canvas (20 x 20cm)
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Oil on canvas (20 x 20cm)
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Oil on canvas (20 x 20cm)
Friendship
Charcoal and Oil on canvas (120 x 220cm)
They liked it
Oil on canvas (90 x 122cm)
Rattled
Charcoal and oil on canvas (200 x 200cm)
Scream
Oil on canvas (127 x 100cm)
Light
Oil on canvas (120 x 220cm)
Taking Possession
Oil on canvas (220 x 120cm)
Reaching out
Oil on canvas (120 x 220cm)
Too Late
Oil and acrylic on canvas (100 x 120cm)
Son 1
Oil on canvas (190 x 320cm)
Son 2
Oil on canvas (190 x 320cm)
Eye for Andy
Collage oil on canvas (170 x 170cm)

Previous Artwork

The Gift
Oil charcoal on canvas (170 x 220cm)
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(170 x 220cm)
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Oil on canvas (146 x 170cm)
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Collage and Oil on canvas
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Collage and Oil on canvas
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Collage and Oil on canvas
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Collage and Oil on canvas
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Collage and Oil on canvas
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Collage and Oil on canvas
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Collage and Oil on canvas
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Collage and Oil on canvas
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Oil on canvas (170 x 170cm)
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Oil on canvas (170 x 170cm)
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Meet the Artist

I use multiple layers of oil paint to cover and expose, constantly searching for new images and emotions. Without tiring the viewer, the work leads both myself and the viewers to feel excited, involved and ultimately experience fulfillment.

I am a South African artist who lives and works in Pretoria. I am mostly self-taught. Two years mentorship at Pro-Arte School moulded me greatly. I started painting professionally in 1997 with a first solo exhibition at Karen McKerron Gallery.

In 2018, after a long sabbatical, my work took a new form. I paint only abstracts, with no deeper meaning; just experiencing the sheer joy of painting and feeling alive.

Exhibitions & Projects

  • 1997 – Solo exhibition at Karen McKerron Gallery, Bryanston, Johannesburg.
  • 1998 – Solo exhibition at Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town.
  • 1999 – Solo exhibition at Karen McKerron Gallery, Bryanston, Johannesburg.
  • 2001 – Two-month stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Group exhibition.
  • 2001 – Solo exhibition at the Arts Association Pretoria.
  • 2002-2003 – Studied Visual Arts at Unisa, Pretoria.
  • 2003 – Joint exhibition at The Skukan Gallery, Pretoria.
  • 2003 – Two-month stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Solo exhibition in the South African studio.
  • 2006 – Solo exhibition at the Voir Gallery, Brooklyn, Pretoria
  • 2007 – Solo exhibition at Alliance Française, Johannesburg
  • 2007 – Selected for the group exhibition “Flesh”, KKNK.
  • 2008 – Two-month stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
  • 2008 – Solo exhibition at Fried Contemporary, Pretoria
  • 2009 – Solo exhibition at Dawid’s Choice Gallery, Sandton, Johannesburg.

My work is represented in branches of Absa Bank and GTS corporate collections and in private collections in Belgium, England, France, Holland, Germany, South Africa, Japan and the U.S.A.

Contact

Email: karen@lasserre.co.za | victoria@lasserre.co.za

Phone: (+27) 82 782 5441