Colombian by birth, Dairo Vargas is a contemporary fine artist who specialises in abstract landscape and portraiture. While the two themes are very different in mood and style, his paintings reflect ethereal qualities of nature and the human physical form.
Accepting his first commission at sixteen, gave him the confidence to develop as an artist. London-based Vargas graduated from Kensington and Chelsea college of Art in 2008 and is now one of the most promising emerging artists of today.
He creates lyrical and abstract work inspired by dance, movement and everyday life, revealing layers of emotions, inner energy and feelings immersed in our communication and interaction.
His landscapes are inspired by places in the UK that hold a particular resonance – Sussex’s South Downs, the Black Mountains in Wales, the Yorkshire Dales and the British coast. Each piece aims to evoke a sense of awe and tranquillity in the viewer.
Despite a busy international exhibition schedule, he partners with a number of children’s charities in Britain and abroad, mentoring young people, while also teaching adult art classes for recreation and rehabilitation.
Baroness Gloria Hooper
Maxi Jazz (faithless)
Chico Slimani ( Finalist 2005 X Factor)
Edward Akrout (Franco-British actor)
2017 SINGAPORE Affordable Art Fair 17 – 19 November
2017 BRISTOL Affordable Art Fair 8 – 10 September
2017 HONG KONG Affordable Art Fair 19 – 21 May
2017 LONDON Dulwich Festival May
2017 DUBAI World Art Dubai 12 – 15 April
2016 Dulwich Festival http://www.dulwichfestival.co.uk
2016 Carola Syz Projects MINDCOLLISION Coya Mayfair
2015 Dulwich Festival http://www.dulwichfestival.co.uk
2015 Carola Syz Projects IDENTITIES https://www.facebook.com/dairo.vargas.artist
2014 Hayat Fine Art Selection http://www.hayatfineartselection.com
2014 In-spaces http://in-spaces.com
2014 Graffik Gallery http://graffikgallery.com
2014 Dulwich Festival http://www.dulwichfestival.co.uk
2014 Untitled http://www.untitledartistsfair.co.uk
2014 Easton Arts Trail http://www.eastonartstrail.co.uk
2013 “Ta – Bleaux” La Filature, Contemporary art gallery Switzerland http://www.hayatfineartselection.com
2013 Dulwich Festival http://www.dulwichfestival.co.uk
2013 “Our Time in Ice” ONCA Gallery (Group show) 2013 http://onca.org.uk
2013 “The Winter Show” Cork Street Gallery (Group show) http://www.corkstreetopenexhibition.com
2012 “New Morning”, Dulwich Festival http://www.dulwichfestival.co.uk
2011 “Espacio Neutral”, Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane http://parklane.intercontinental.com
2011 “Everyday”, Rupert Cavendish Show Room http://www.rupertcavendish.co.uk
2011 “A Thousand Words”, The Reading Room Gallery http://www.readingroom.com/gallery/
2010 “Devine”, Ruben Galvis https://www.facebook.com/dairo.vargas.artist
2010 “A Sense of Place”, Brighton Festival http://brightonfestival.org
2010 “Movement & Shadow”, Southfields Gallery http://southfieldsgallery.co.uk