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Ariel Vargassal

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Morning tea, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 40 in © Yes
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Danielle, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 31 X 50 in © Yes
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My own norm, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 60 in © Yes
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Fortune and fortitude , 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 26 X 46 © Yes
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Prelude to ascendency, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 40 In. © Yes
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Leda in love., 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 40 In. © Yes
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The note., 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 44 X44 In. © Yes
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Zoomorphism of Coco, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 60 in © Yes
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La bala , 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 60 In. © Yes
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Balancing trouble , 2015 Acrylic on Canvas. 36 X 60 In. © Yes
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A pray for Darwin , 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 48 In. © Yes
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Leap of a creative mind, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 40 In. © Yes
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It feels like under water, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 60 In. © Yes
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Risk taker , 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 60 In. © Yes
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The mesmerizing introvert , 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 48 In. © Yes
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Saving Hercules , 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 60 In. © Yes
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With in, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 48 in © Yes
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Luring the beast with a pointless lullaby., 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 48 In. © Yes
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Letting the guard go, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 48 In. © Yes
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Beyond the line , 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 48 In. © Yes
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The keeper, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 48 In. © Yes
Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles
Representing galleries
Jorge Mendez gallery. LAAA Gallery 825., FREMONT GALLERY, CHIMMAYA GALLERY
Tags
mixed-media, pop, realism, modern, traditional, figurative
TOTEMS

TOTEMS

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.