Claudia Vargas

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"Sorry", 2010
"Guilty", 2010
"Outspoken", 2010
"Got a Car?", 2009
"Diva", 2010
Artist's Statement

Drawings are the bones of an image, the raw etchings of a landscape before you. Instead of moving past the element of drawing and covering the skeleton with muffling clothes and layers of unnecessary detail, my art seeks to expose the unabashed crudity of the pencil/charcoal drawing with some basic, raw colors. With this medium I can bring alive the vicious pointedness of a grand lady's heel, a child's kaleidoscopic view of a whirling city, the pure ecstasy of a little girl and her lollipop. In an increasingly fleeting virtual society, I find it very valuable to focus on those moments of intense expression and preserving their strength and tangibility as much as possible. I intend for my drawings to serve as mirrors of those powerful moments that remind us of the intensity of human nature.


Lives & works in NYC
Education: MFA 1985
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris
Solo Exhibitions: Paris, Eindhoven NL, Knokke le Zoute
Belgium, Bogota Colombia & New York.
Group Exhibitions: Several in Europe, the Americas, Asia
2004 Manhattan Graphics, NY
1988 “Cholamandal Artists Colony” India, 2 months
Master Tsering Wangchok, - 2 months
Leh -Indian occupied Tibet