Ariel Vargassal: Self-Made Myths

To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death. --Jorge Luis Borges

Painter Ariel Vargassal renders vignettes culled from an esoteric plane of consciousness, a hybrid world of being and nothingness, externalizing the human psyche in jewel-like portraiture augmented by symbolism. With touches of hyper-stylized post-Pop beauty and the gravitas of modern-day my...


Jason Edmisten, “The Storyteller”, acrylic on wood panel, 8″ x 10″

Since their debut exhibit with the Wes Anderson-themed Bad Dads show,  Spoke Art has hosted similar tributes to influential filmmakers from The Coen Brothers, and David Lynch to Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Stanley Kubrick.  Last year, the gallery honored the legendary Japanese master of animation, Hayao Miyazaki, in similar fashion, first with a group exhibit at their f...

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