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Susan Vargas is showing her recent work in Gloria Gallery from April 16 to May 2, 2013 under the title “Sutile”.

The art theorist Christodoulos Callinos wrote: 

‘’All works of art, wrote Theodore Adorno, are enigmatic.  This enigmatic quality is due to the fact that while they say something at the same time they mean something else.  I would say that the works of Susan Vargas hide more than one enigma.  In the work one can find hidden codes, symbols and allegories which direct us to specific moments of the European avant-garde as well as to the great tradition of Iberian art from the prehistoric cave paintings of Altamira to the masters of the 19th and 20th century.”

The work of Susan Vargas questions the rational order and liberates the latent elements of the objects.  ”Painting”, wrote Andre Breton, “should announce the coming of a new world” and the artist has remained true to this call.  Using imagination and dreams as a weapon the artist frees painting from oppressive structures and relations.  Flying bottles, boats that roam between the built and pictorial environment, vehicles that are guided by strange beasts, objects in unexpected places create a paradoxical narrative which reactivate the mysterious and magical qualities of everyday life. ”

Susan Vargas’ work reflects a mature encounter between the Latin American tradition and Mediterranean culture.

Susan Vargas was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1963.  From 1982-86 she studied art in Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA., USA and in Florence, Italy.  In 1987 she studied at the Hocshule fur Angewendete Kunst in Vienna, Austria.  From 1988 to 1989 she did experimental theatre and video art at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá.  In 1989-90 she did a postgraduate course in art at the Cyprus College of Art.

In 1990 she started the “Praxis & Installations” with Rinos Stefani.  Important series in her paintings are “Trees” and “Taureapolis”.  She has had 9 solo exhibitions and participated in many group shows (Cyprus, Greece, France, Colombia, USA etc.)  She lives and works in Tala, Pafos.

The exhibition will be opened by Mr Makis Symeou, President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC).




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