Pablo Vargas-Lugo was born in 1968 in Mexico. He lives and works in Mexico City.

Solo exhibitions and projects include: Strabic Vision, à la Galeria OMR, Mexico (2001); Pyramid Panoram, Art + Idea, New York (2000); Aeropuerta 99, stations de métro à Mexico (1999); CongoBravo, Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico (1998); Rise and Fall, Brasilica, Vienne (1998); et Some New Minds (2000 -2001) PS1, New York.

Il est représenté par Audiello, à New York, et OMR, à Mexico.

   Artistic Approach

"Pablo Vargas-Lugo portrays moments of high emotion with delicacy. Through attention to composition and the qualities inherent in the materials used, the artist traces a connection between the hand and the mind.

Akin to the traditional Japanese cut-paper landscape, Vargas-Lugo's collages are fragile scenarios in which each layer seems to float.

Although hand-crafted, the collage series Golgotha (2000) recalls the hard edge of the digital while alluding to the foundational image of the Crucifixion."

(Some New Minds, Dec. 17, 2000 - Feb. 28, 2001, PS1, New York)

   Project for the Biennale

Pablo Vargas-Lugo, Ulysses, 2002
Inkjet print
280 X 442 cm

My humble lantern's fire
Does not shed light, it casts shadows;
As my boat floats by the river
We gather the gibbon's cry.
(Hui Ch'i, 8th century)

On our way we sorted manyfold mountains
Beautiful as a maiden's dress,carelessly thrown away.
(Li Shang, 9th century)

Bright are the days, and so are our dreams
Who shall we thank for this darkness?
(Gong Xian, 16th century)

The clouds were black and the wind still,
We seeked refuge in the shrine
And in the water saw our ghosts.
(Chang-k'an, 14 th century)

The lines of her crumpled dress
Shattered the silver glow.
In spite of the autumn leaves falling
The stars were held still by the tree.
(Liang Wu, 17th century)



  David Blatherwick

  Cai Guo-Qiang

     & Rintala


  Marcel Dzama

  Graham Gillmore

  Betty Goodwin

  Angela Grauerholz

  Daniel Guzman

  Mathew Hale

  Anton Henning

  Cisco Jiménez


  Lux Lindner

  Corinne Marchetti

  Jorge Luis Marrero

  François Morelli

  Claudia & Julia Müller

  Alain Paiement

  Bruno Peinado

  Ed Pien

  Jean-François Prost

  John Scott

  Kiki Smith

  Siphay Southidara

  Barthélémy Toguo

  Torolab (Raúl &
     Marcela Cárdenas)

  Pablo Vargas-Lugo

  (S. Scala & S. Crispino)

  Jean-Luc Verna

  Fabien Verschaere


  Michel Iorio


  Cees Krijnen



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