Simon Vargas: Art Fair Introductory Excerpt 2018
These collage pieces are one of a kind works that are sourced from scientific illustrations, vintage fashion editorials, and combined with hand made illustrated components. Through these collages Simon invites the audience into a world of his own creation. A world of fantasy, enticing objects, diverse flora and fauna and unique ambiguous human forms. The concept is to draw attention to our magical connection with mother nature and to showcase a fantastical realm of humans and nature coexisting in harmony. The majority of the human forms in this series are shown as being racially ambiguous and often gender fluid. This gives the viewer a chance to take in the piece without any social constructs or preconceptions.
This collage series has already been widely successful for Simon, selling out during his first solo exhibition in Bogota, Colombia in May and with increasing placement in international fairs and boutique shops in Miami and other major US cities. These pieces are for meant for everyone and instantly bring light and livelihood to any room or space.
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