Andrea Vargas

pastel, charcoal, paper

Santa Fe artist Andrea Isabel Vargas grew up on the California coast surrounded by bold public murals and immersed in a rich and diverse cultural and political history. She now travels between coastal cities and desert landscapes producing artwork and installations that reflect her transformative…

Santa Fe artist Andrea Isabel Vargas grew up on the California coast surrounded by bold public murals and immersed in a rich and diverse cultural and political history. She now travels between coastal cities and desert landscapes producing artwork and installations that reflect her transformative interpretations of land and life. Vargas’s recent series, titled “Metamorphosis,” focuses on her belief that “art has the capacity to elevate the human condition.” Each artwork radiantly elucidates the “resilient and tender” qualities inherent in the human body. Using energetic, gestural strokes of stark black and cadmium red pastel pigment on smooth cold-pressed paper, the artist sends viewers a strong cohesive message. The collection, all titled in Spanish, evokes the strength and passion of an exceptional artistic voice.

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