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 the age of 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.

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.

 

Artwork

Credentials

Exhibition Awards

  • March 2018
    London, Affordable Art Fair
  • January 2018
    LA, Modern+ Contemporary
  • November 2017
    Singapore, Affordable Art Fair
  • November 2017
    Cambridge, Art Fair
  • September 2017
    Bristol, Affordable Art Fair
  • May 2017
    Hong Kong, Affordable Art Fair
  • May 2017
    London, Dulwich Festival
  • April 2017
    Dubai, World Art Dubai
  • 2016
    Dulwich Festival
  • 2016
    Carola Syz Projects, Mindcollision, Coya Mayfair
  • 2015
    Dulwich Festival
  • 2015
    Carola Syz Projects, Identities
  • 2014
    Hayat Fine Art Selection
  • 2014
    In-spaces
  • 2014
    Graffik Gallery
  • 2014
    Dulwich Festival
  • 2014
    Untitled Artists Fair
  • 2014
    Easton Arts Trail
  • 2013
    “Ta – Bleaux” La Filature, Contemporary art gallery Switzerland
  • 2013
    Dulwich Festival
  • 2013
    “Our Time in Ice” ONCA Gallery
  • 2013
    “The Winter Show” Cork Street Gallery
  • 2012
    “New Morning”, Dulwich Festival
  • 2011
    “Espacio Neutral”, Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane
  • 2011
    “Everyday”, Rupert Cavendish Show Room
  • 2011
    “A Thousand Words”, The Reading Room Gallery
  • 2010
    “Devine”, Ruben Galvis
  • 2010
    “A Sense of Place”, Brighton Festival
  • 2010
    “Movement & Shadow”, Southfields Gallery

Interviews

  • January 2019
    CM & CMI Colombia, Royal visit from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge & Kate Duchess of Cambridge - live painting with Dairo Vargas
  • January 2019
    NTV interview in Colombia