Spanish visual artist. She studied Fine Arts at the San Fernando School in Madrid. Graduated in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1987. She attended workshops given by radical artists (Valcarcel Medina, Concha Jerez, Jose Iges, Ian Wallace, among others) that brought a conceptual tinge to her work.
Pilar Lara was a vocational artist who worked with rigor, and received a solid training.
She surrounded herself with interesting artists who have gone on to occupy the pages of art history. In contrast to her personal situation, closer to the role of the traditional woman in a classical Spanish society, Pilar lived a dichotomy between family life and professional life in the Spain of the 80's and 90's, in which the art world belonged to the most vindictive sectors of the moment.
Her work explores territories related to aging, memory management and the feminine condition; and appropriates various plastic resources and decontextualized everyday objects to give them new meanings.
These aspects can be seen in her first solo exhibition at Freijo Gallery, "Declaración de Paz. Pilar Lara" (Declaration of Peace. Pilar Lara).
Solo exhibitions at Galería Freijo:
· 2023 Declaration of Peace. Pilar Lara.
Group exhibitions at Galería Freijo:
· 2023 How to continue?