Bart Vargas

Artwork

Neo Trapezoid #202

Bart Vargas

Neo Trapezoid #202

Mixed Media on Panel

11 x 11.25 x 1 in (27.94 x 28.58 x 2.54 cm)

$400

Neo Trapezoid #210

Bart Vargas

Neo Trapezoid #210

Mixed Media on Panel

11.50 x 7.50 x 1.25 in (29.21 x 19.05 x 3.18 cm)

$400

Portal #51

Bart Vargas

Portal #51

Mixed Media

21 x 20 x 1 in (53.34 x 50.80 x 2.54 cm)

$1,200

Trapezoid #370

Bart Vargas

Trapezoid #370

()

$300

Black Circles

Bart Vargas

Black Circles

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

In the Shallows (White on Black)

Bart Vargas

In the Shallows (White on Black)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Joy Beams (Blue and Silver)

Bart Vargas

Joy Beams (Blue and Silver)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Petals (White on Black)

Bart Vargas

Petals (White on Black)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Portal #55

Bart Vargas

Portal #55

Mixed Media

33 x 18 x 1 in (83.82 x 45.72 x 2.54 cm)

$1,200

White Circles

Bart Vargas

White Circles

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Neo Trapezoid #204

Bart Vargas

Neo Trapezoid #204

Mixed Media on Panel

10.75 x 10.75 x 2 in (27.30 x 27.30 x 5.08 cm)

$400

Neo Trapezoid #309

Bart Vargas

Neo Trapezoid #309

Mixed Media on Panel

8.75 x 10.50 x 2 in (22.22 x 26.67 x 5.08 cm)

$400

Portal #52

Bart Vargas

Portal #52

Mixed Media

24 x 20 x 1 in (60.96 x 50.80 x 2.54 cm)

$1,200

Trapezoid #499

Bart Vargas

Trapezoid #499

Mixed Media on Panel

11.50 x 7.50 x 2 in (29.21 x 19.05 x 5.08 cm)

$300

In the Shallows (Black on Black)

Bart Vargas

In the Shallows (Black on Black)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

In the Shallows (With Rays)

Bart Vargas

In the Shallows (With Rays)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Joy Beams (Pink and Silver)

Bart Vargas

Joy Beams (Pink and Silver)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Petals (With Rays)

Bart Vargas

Petals (With Rays)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Portal #62 b & w 2015

Bart Vargas

Portal #62 b & w 2015

Mixed Media

17 x 21 in (43.18 x 53.34 cm)

$1,200

Wonder Loopsy

Bart Vargas

Wonder Loopsy

ceramic

21 x 8 x 7 in (53.34 x 20.32 x 17.78 cm)

$1,200

Neo Trapezoid #206

Bart Vargas

Neo Trapezoid #206

Mixed Media on Panel

9.50 x 11.75 x 2 in (24.13 x 29.84 x 5.08 cm)

$400

Neo Trapezoid #392

Bart Vargas

Neo Trapezoid #392

Mixed Media on Panel

8.75 x 9.50 x 2 in (22.22 x 24.13 x 5.08 cm)

$400

Trapezoid #167

Bart Vargas

Trapezoid #167

Mixed Media on Panel

11 x 10.50 x 2 in (27.94 x 26.67 x 5.08 cm)

$300

Trapezoid #513

Bart Vargas

Trapezoid #513

Mixed Media on Panel

10.50 x 7.50 x 2 in (26.67 x 19.05 x 5.08 cm)

$300

In the Shallows (Blue and Green on Black)

Bart Vargas

In the Shallows (Blue and Green on Black)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Joy Beams (Black and Gold)

Bart Vargas

Joy Beams (Black and Gold)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Joy Beams (Yellow and Gold)

Bart Vargas

Joy Beams (Yellow and Gold)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Portal #39 b & w 2015

Bart Vargas

Portal #39 b & w 2015

Mixed Media

18 x 20 in (45.72 x 50.80 cm)

$1,200

Rays & Circles (Black and White)

Bart Vargas

Rays & Circles (Black and White)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Neo Trapezoid #207

Bart Vargas

Neo Trapezoid #207

Mixed Media on Panel

10.75 x 8.25 x 2 in (27.30 x 20.96 x 5.08 cm)

$400

Portal #40 b & w 2014

Bart Vargas

Portal #40 b & w 2014

Mixed Media

20 x 21 in (50.80 x 53.34 cm)

$1,200

Trapezoid #30

Bart Vargas

Trapezoid #30

()

$300

Trapezoid #91

Bart Vargas

Trapezoid #91

Mixed Media on Panel

5 x 5.50 x 1 in (12.70 x 13.97 x 2.54 cm)

$300

In the Shallows (Blue and Green)

Bart Vargas

In the Shallows (Blue and Green)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Joy Beams (Black and Silver)

Bart Vargas

Joy Beams (Black and Silver)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Petals (Black)

Bart Vargas

Petals (Black)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

Portal #42 b & w 2015

Bart Vargas

Portal #42 b & w 2015

Mixed Media

18 x 23 in (45.72 x 58.42 cm)

$1,200

Rays & Circles (Blue and White)

Bart Vargas

Rays & Circles (Blue and White)

screenprint

14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

$200

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Bart Vargas
Bart Vargas is from Bellevue, Nebraska. He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and his MFA at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work can be found in many collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His works have also been featured in many publications including Sculpture magazine, New American Paintings, and HGTV Magazine. Statement Aspects of salvage, collection and repetition run through all my works. I recover local materials deemed unwanted or useless, including trash, recyclables and surplus items and then transform them into playful, approachable and thought-provoking objects. I want my creations to act as artifacts and evidence of the early 21st century, an era of limited resources and extraordinary consumption and waste. This practice is most obvious in my sculptures, in which I use readily identified objects such as plastic bottles, cardboard, keyboard keys and empty paint containers. I play with the familiarity of these materials by blurring their identities into universal forms like spheres, globes, maps, pyramids, pills and skulls. These works address such diverse topics as contextual regional geography, the damaging effects of plastic on our bodies and global environment, and the multitudes of waste created by technological advancement. My sculptures evoke the taken for granted nature of everyday materials in society. My paintings also incorporate the practice of salvage, though to a less apparent extent. I utilize latex house paints from a regional collection site for hazardous materials and paint on wooden panels built from repurposed scraps gathered from theatre sets, construction sites and members of the community. I paint patterns represented universally throughout human history, including rays, concentric circles, stripes, grids and color fields. I am fascinated with color theory, both the emotion of colors and how they interact with each other. I strive for the image’s energy, movement, color and form to leave the surface, enter space, and engage the viewer. In essence, each painting is both a celebration of and an exploration into color theory, identity, language, and ancient abstract patterns.
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