Galería de las Misiones is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of the artist Gastón Olalde. The exhibition “Olade works from the 1940’s and 1950’s” will be on show in our gallery in Montevideo from May 17th until August 30th.
Olalde pursued studies in linguistics and Latin literature at Universidad de la República in Montevideo.
In 1946 he becomes part of the Taller Torres García where he was direct student of Joaquín Torres García until his death in 1949 and remaining there until 1955. That experience will mark his artistic career even after leaving the TTG.
In 1956 he co-founds the “Taller Sótano Sur” dedicated to applied arts. After that experience he continues his career in solitary until his death in 2003.
He exhibited in group exhibitions with the TTG until 1955. In 1951 he exhibits with Gurvich, Aguiar, Pailós y Cantú. In 1976 with Visca y Pailós. He had exhibitions in 1956 at the Faculty of Architecture in Montevideo, in 1960 at the Subte Municipal in Montevideo and Galería Studio A and in 2010 at Espacio Manfredi.
Among the collective exhibitions apart from those at the TTG we can mention Non-figurative Art Movement”, Subte Municipal, Montevideo; Municipal contests, Montevideo; Gallery Praxis, New York; Expo-BA, Buenos Aires; “Sala Dalmau” Barcelona; “La escuela del Sur”, Galeria Renoir, Buenos Aires; “Pintura Constructivista” Museo Mazzoni, Maldonado, Uruguay; and “TTG - La Constelación del Sur” at Galería de las Misiones in José Ignacio.
His artworks are represented in Museo de Salto, Uruguay, Pinacotheque Des Eaux Vives, Geneva, Switzerland, University of Essex, UK and private collections in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Italy, UK and Uruguay.