Ariel Vargassal
Mexican,
Selected exhibitions
2018
Jorge Mendez Gallery at Art Palm Springs 2018,
Jorge Mendez Gallery
ZOOMORPHISM By ARIEL VARGASSAL,
Jorge Mendez Gallery
2015
Jorge Mendez at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015,
Jorge Mendez Gallery

Ariel Vargassal paints dynamic scenes of humans and animals to address social issues through metaphor. Inspired by his Mexican heritage and indigenous traditions across the Americas, he identifies as a cultural commentator and storyteller. His paintings probe personal struggles, such as mental health, alongside urgent societal questions related to inequality, race, and gender. In his precisely rendered and carefully composed images, human figures engage with goats, hyenas, birds, and other creatures. His ongoing zoomorphic portrait series Totems presents these animals as symbolic portrayals of his subjects’ inner selves or the challenges they face, simultaneously inviting animals into human society and insisting upon the interconnectedness of humans and the natural world.

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