Vargas portrait series was created in 2014 during a period of intense personal transformation.
The artist created imaginary portraits, with blurred features and ambiguous identities. Like ghosts arising from the artist's unconscious depths, their symbolic materialisation, on paper or canvas, were for Vargas a cathartic process on a path to search for his true identity. Similar to an actor changing roles and personalities, the artist experienced traversing layers of his conscious and unconscious mind to finally reach his soul. Through associating with the different identities of the people he creates, he expresses his own emotions on canvas.
Colombian born Dairo Vargas (b 1978) works as a graphic designer and lives and works in London.
Supported by The Embassy and the Consulate of Colombia in London.