Bart Vargas is from Bellevue, Nebraska. For over a decade, he has been exploring the artistic potential of trash and recyclable materials. Using pattern, repetition and form, he builds paintings, sculptures, and installations that blur the identity of these everyday materials, transforming them into playful, thought-provoking objects. Vargas wants his creations to act as artifacts and evidence of the early 21st century, and hopes to do so by using materials that are no longer needed or valued in an era of limited resources and extraordinary consumption and waste.
Vargas received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2007, and is currently attending the graduate sculpture program at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. Vargas has exhibited nationally, and his work can be found in many private, public and corporate collections throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.