Mr. ARIEL VARGASSAL by Jorge Mendez Gallery, LLC



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Born into a family of richly mixed culture; his cultural heritage introduced him to undeniable senses of style. Vargassal’s schooling leaned toward the arts and when he wasn't molding small sculptures out of clay, he was scratching countless drawings in his sketchbook. So, it was only logical for him to pursue a Fine Arts Degree at the University of Mexico.

By studying the works of the great artist that came before him, his passion was ignited and his determination proved to be unstoppable. Upon graduating, Vargassal became one of the youngest teachers to instruct art in a high school in Mexico City, and he had the opportunity to show his work at different local venues, including the prestigious "Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros".

His first international showcase was in Salt Lake City, Utah during the Winter Olympics as a host city, representing the visual arts from Mexico. Following the winter games showcase, Vargassal received invitations to show in local galleries as well as offers elsewhere in the US. Later Vargassal decided to move to Los Angeles, where his work has been featured on different publications, cover books and TV shows, including Beverly Hills 90210 and America's Next Top Model.

In addition to exhibitions in Mexico City, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles, Vargassal has showcased his work in Arizona, San Francisco, and New York. His work was shown at The International Surrealism in Lisboa, Portugal, and he has recently received invitations to show in Montreal, Canada (GALERIE GORA, art contemporain), Germany (the Contemporary Museum in Berlin) and France.