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Ariel Vargassal

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Lives in
Los Angeles


Representing galleries
Jorge Mendez gallery. LAAA Gallery 825., FREMONT GALLERY, CHIMMAYA GALLERY

figurative, traditional, modern, realism, pop, mixed-media

Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2016 Countenance Divine
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825


Inspired by the mural art movement that started in the streets of Mexico City 
called "Magic Naturalism" and influenced by  totemistic beliefs that are found in the regions of Africa, Arabia, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Arctic, and most 
commonly in the Americas, I am creating a contemporary take on the tribal 
inspiration of the totem, but with a minimalist approach. Totems explore the 
complex relationships between humans and animals, but more than being 
mythical creatures or stage props, totems allow us to fantasize about the 
possibility of communicating with animals, while at the same time, 
anthropomorphizing them.

As an artist, I ignored all of the superstitions and symbolisms that are culturally given to totems and only looked at their aesthetics. Finding what will work visually for my composition and by making the subject the center of the painting with no background, I aspire to create a narrative that explores the imagination of the observer.

The works humanize as well as contextualize modern animal art as my own take on figurative art.

Recent Exhibits

Ariel Vargassal participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2013 Out There
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
Jul, 2012 Out and Out
ChimMaya Gallery
Jun, 2012 Out There 2012
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
Apr, 2012 "GEM" a one-night only fundraiser
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
Dec, 2011 In the Flow
Dec, 2011 In the Flow
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