LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Luis Vargas Santa Cruz. February 27, 1981. Graphic Designer Cel. 7444313305 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Luis Vargas Santa Cruz is an artist with 18 years of experience in the visual arts.
He has adopted total art in his life, enjoying all the fine arts. With more than 50 collective and eleven individual exhibitions, a graphic designer by profession, he has been director of the Mag Floating Art Magazine, Co Coordinator of Artistic Residences by Exchange (R.A.T. Puerto Acapulco), and Project Fire coordinator. He develops his painting in an expressionist way, with contemporary elements of social criticism using surrealist automatism as a pictorial technique.
He has exhibited in spaces such as: Museum of Modern Art, Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of the Union, Plaza de la Constitución, Futurama Cultural Center, People's Theater, Tacuba Cultural Center, Casa Guerrerense and Yuri López Kullins Gallery in Mexico City, Acapulco Fuerte Historical Museum San Diego, Chilpancingo Palace of Culture, Casa Borda in Taxco de Alarcón, as well as in Guanajuato, Moroleón, Guadalajara, Campeche, Sydney, Madrid, Barcelona and Farrera Cataluña, among others.
In 2016, he carried out the photography and painting project on childhood trauma Ruta Vorágine in Barcelona, Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp, Farrera and the Inaccrochable conversation at the Yuri López Kullins Gallery in Madrid.
He has developed several projects among which are:
The Pleasure in the performing arts, Winner of the Stimulus Program for the Creation of Guerrero, PECDAG 2012.
Aicus Arreug, pictorial series about the Guerrerense Dirty War, Winner of the Warrior Creation Stimulus Program, PECDAG 2009.
El Tiempo and some dancers, multidisciplinary artistic exhibition, 2004.
Selected in the 8th and 9th Biennial of the Pacific and Engraving, Paul Gauguin, 2013 and 2015.
Selected in Photographers Guerreros V in Acapulco, Guerrero and Fotógrafos Guerreros VI in the Senate of the Mexican Republic.
Alter ego. Official selection of Experiment Bio 2015.
The night that devoured the bodies, 2013.
Honorable mention in the 10th Biennial of the Pacific of Painting and Engraving Javier Mariano 2017, with the work Sin nombre, in which he visualizes child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Selected at the Joaquín Clausell 2017 Biennial of Painting in Campeche.
Director of the DUAL short film, selected at the International Festival of Colombia SOPÓ FILM FESTIVAL and VORTEX Experimental Film Festival, 2019.
WHO I AM
I am an artist, a human being with the purpose of transcending
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