Bart Vargas – Richard J. Demato Gallery

Congratulations Rosalux alum Bart Vargas on his representation with the Richard J. Demato Gallery in New York. Here’s a page from the May 2013 issue of Modern Painters Magazine.

bart vargas modern painters magazine

Bart Vargas is from Bellevue, Nebraska. For over a decade, he has been exploring the artistic potential of trash and recyclable materials. Using pattern, repetition and form, he builds paintings, sculptures, and installations that blur the identity of these everyday materials, transforming them into playful, thought-provoking objects. Vargas wants his creations to act as artifacts and evidence of the early 21st century, and hopes to do so by using materials that are no longer needed or valued in an era of limited resources and extraordinary consumption and waste.