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Manuel Mérida
Private Viewing Room

 

Manuel Mérida is one of the major figures in the second generation of South American kinetic artists. Through his work, he seeks to avoid offering a still and unique vision, playing with the variations of colored matter such as pigments, sand, coal powder, wood particles, painted wood or painted metal which sublimate his monochromes. The works are constantly mobile and realized in various shapes, sizes and colors. The square or circular cases are filled with matter protected by a glass plate and rotating around a central axis. They spin abruptly through the hand of the spectator while the most recent ones activated by an engine, turn at a much slower pace.

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PARIS

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Rose Clair
Diameter of 61 cm (diameter of 23 3/5  in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2016
Location : Paris

35.000 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Rose Pâle
Diameter of 71 cm (diameter of 28  in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2019
Location : Paris

36.500 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Rose Tyrien Clair
Diameter of 140 cm (diameter of 55 1/2  in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2014
Location : Paris

61.500 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Circulo di Tierra
Diameter of 71 cm (diameter of 28  in)
Painted wood, sand, glass, electric engine
2017
Location : Paris

36.500 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Circulo Blanco
Diameter of 71 cm (diameter of 28  in)
Painted wood, sand, glass, electric engine
2017
Location : Paris

36.500 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Blanc Usuyuki
Diameter of 122 cm (diameter of 47 1/5  in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2013
Location : Paris

56.500 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Orange Signal
Diameter of 150 cm (diameter of 59 1/10  in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2013
Location : Paris

67.000 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Bleu Turquoise A
Diameter of 180 cm (diameter of 70 9/10 in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2020
Location : Paris

88.000 euros

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Merida has received multiple international awards with his works exhibited all over the world, making headlines in different media outlets and leading to interviews in some TV shows. The Parisian brand Hermès collaborated with Manuel Mérida to create stunning circles of different colors for all of the brand’s windows in Paris, New York, Geneva, Cannes, Shanghai and other major cities and likewise were acquired by the Cheval Blanc hotels of Louis Vuitton in Saint Barthelemy and in the Maldives where they are currently displayed.

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NEW YORK

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Noir
Diameter of 140 cm (diameter of 55 in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2014
Location : New York

61.500 euros

 

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Vert Olympique
Diameter of 120 cm (diameter of 47 1/5  in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2012
Location : New York

56.500 euros

 

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Carreaux de Vichy
Diameter of 155 cm (diameter of 61 in)
Painted wood, sand, glass, electric engine
2017
Location : New York

71.500 euros

 

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Blanc Blanc
Diameter of 110 cm (diameter of 43 3/10  in)
Painted wood, sand, glass, electric engine
2017
Location : New York

48.000 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Aluminium
Diameter of 200 cm (diameter of 78 7/10  in)
Painted wood, mixed media, glass, electric engine
2015
Location : New York

99.000 euros

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Hermes's window, New York, USA, 2012. Photo : Skot Yobbagy

MIAMI

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Béton
Diameter of 95 cm (diameter of 35 in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2017
Location : Miami

40.500 euros

 

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Violet Clair
Diameter of 120 cm (diameter of 47 1/5  in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2021
Location : Miami

56.500 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Jaune Cadmium
Diameter of 120 cm (diameter of 47 1/5 in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2021
Location : Miami

56.500 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Rouge Vermillon
Diameter of 91 cm (diameter of 35 4/5 in)
Painted wood, sand, glass, electric engine
2015
Location : Miami

40.500 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Marron
Diameter of 120 cm (diameter of 47 1/5 in)
Painted wood, sand, glass, electric engine
2021
Location : Miami

56.500 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Rouge Vermillon Moyen
Diameter of 120 cm (diameter of 47 1/5 in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2021
Location : Miami

56.500 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Rouge Vermillon (Manuchrome Primaire)
Diameter of 200 cm (diameter of 78 7/10 in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2015
Location : Miami

99.000 euros

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Manuel Mérida
Cercle Orange Manuel
Diameter of 187 cm (diameter of 73,6 in)
Painted wood, pigments, glass, electric engine
2016
Location : Miami

99.000 euros

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Manuel Mérida installing his solo exhibition at the Sala Mendoza Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela, 1973

MANUEL MERIDA

Born in 1939, in Valencia, Venezuela

Works and lives in Paris, France

Most important exhibitions :

1973 / Manuel Mérida, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela

1976 / Manuel Mérida, Museum of Fine Arts, Escuela de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

1995 / Manuel Mérida, Embassy of Venezuela, Paris, France

2000 / Manuel Mérida, Museum of Art, Tovar, Mérida, Venezuela

2010 / Monochrome, Mouvement, Matière, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France2013 / Usuyuki/Chantier, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France

2012 / Hermès’ Windows, Paris, Cannes, Hong Kong, New York, Genève

2013 / Made in Light, Fondation EDF - Fondation Vasarely - Christie’s, Paris, France

2014 / Arco Art Fair, Solo Project, Madrid, Spain

2019 / Color-Luz : Artista Cinéticos en la collecion del MACLA, MACLA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2021 / Sculptures en Fêtes, Villa Datris Foundation, Isle Sur La Sorgue, France

2021 / Manuel Mérida, Rétroviseur, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France

Museum and Public Collections : 

Musée de Vitry, France

Sayago & Pardon Art Collection, Tustin, USA

Archer Huntington Art Gallery, Austin University, USA

Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

Museo de Arte Jesus Soto, Caracas, Venezuela

Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela

Museo de Arte, Maracay, Venezuela

Banco Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Eugenio Mendoza Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela

Ateneo de Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela

Collection Meeschaert, Paris, France

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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