Vargas

Oil on Board

Biography
 
Sergio Vargas
 
Vargas was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1937. He entered into the world of artistic expressiveness in his youth through the natural and creative development of a self-taught painter. 
          
The Impressionist movement in his work captures more intensity with his resolute approach of light, shadow, and color - bordering the abstract.
 
His landscapes gifted of atmosphere and style grants him a path of his own. The manifest lyricism in his work highlights the beauty of nature and it is depicted in the four-decade journey of Vargas’s artistic activity.
 
Exhibitions
 
1974 – Chilean-American Institute Salon, Santiago, Chile.
1979 – Sala Municipal de Chillan, Chile.
1983 – Sala Exposiciones de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1991 – Sala de Arte Latinoamericana, Valladolid, Spain.
1997 – Sala Grau, Lima, Peru
2002 – Santo Domingo Gold Club, Chile.
2003 – Chilean-British Institute, Santiago, Chile.
                                                           
Awards
 
1990 – First Place and Gold Medal, Salon Alumnos Escuela Bellas Artes, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
1993 – First Place, Art Friends Society, Santiago, Chile.
1995 – First Place, Medal of Honor, Summer Salon, Vina del Mar, Chile.
1998 – First Place, Autumn Salon, Numoa, Santiago, Chile.
2001 – Silver Medal, La Alhambra Palace, Santiago, Chile.