M I C H E L E   V A R G A S


Born in Trentola (Caserta) Italia. His father was a painter in the classical tradition, who had several comissions in cathedrals, churches and private homes. Michele Vargas was introduced to this tradition at the early age of five, and worked as an assistant to his father until he was fourteen years old.


1969-73: Attended the Instituto d'Arte, Napoli. Obtaining Diploma di Maestro d'Arte
(Master degree in Fine Arts).During this period he became interested in surrealism, and the abstract concept, and Fauve'ism(the use of bright colours).

1974-77: Attended the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Napoli. Field of study: Painting. During this  period he took special innterest in the colour and light studies.

Studied at the Liceo Artistico Caserta, Maturitá Artistica (Interior Design). Field of study: Interior and  architecture design.
These studies led him to a rendezvous with his childhood experiences. He started experimenting with a mixture of classical and modern techniques.


1987   Li & Phillip Galleri   Oslo-Norge
1988   Kunsthuset             Oslo-Norge
1989   Kunsthuset             Oslo-Norge
1990   Cure Gallery           Los Angeles-USA
1990   Galleri Bryggen        Bergen-Norge
1991   Nordic Heritage Museum Seattle-USA

1992   Galleri Bryggen         Bergen-Norge
1994   Galleri Bryggen         Bergen-Norge
1997   Artexpo New York        New York-USA
1999   Galleri Vertice Lisbon  Portugal
2003   Collective Exibition    Bergen-Norge

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