His Explorer’s Log Book

More lovely weirdness for those jaded by modern art.

On Art and Aesthetics

“I am searching for poetry. Poetry is one of the clues that guides us through the intricate maze,” says Oscar Manuel Vargas. “Where are we from? Who are we? Where are we going? – I want these ancient questions to be in the mind of the viewers. Through the study of the Surrealist movement, I discovered an infinite way to explore. I have concluded that everyday reality is surrealism. If we want to keep our brain alive and sane, art is the effective exercise. Each art work of mine is a page of an explorer’s log book.”

Oscar was born in Colombia in 1960. Initially a student of architecture at Javeriana University in Bogotá, he later started taking painting and drawing classes and studied in studios and workshops run by Colombian painter David Manzur and Colombian sculptor Augusto Ardila. Since 1988, Oscar has dedicated all his time to art. He came to the US in 1993 and…

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