Ariel Vargassal, ‘The accomplice ’, 2019, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Peimbert Art
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Ariel Vargassal

The accomplice , 2019

Acrylic on canvas
60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
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Location
Acapulco, Los Angeles
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Ariel Vargassal
Mexican
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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.

Ariel Vargassal, ‘The accomplice ’, 2019, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Peimbert Art
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Ariel Vargassal
Mexican
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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.

Ariel Vargassal

The accomplice , 2019

Acrylic on canvas
60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
.
Sold
Location
Acapulco, Los Angeles
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