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Vargas-Suarez Universal

Rafael Vargas-Suarez (born 1972), more commonly known as Vargas-Suarez Universal, is a contemporary artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Mexico City, Vargas-Suarez was raised in the Houston suburb of Clear Lake City, adjacent to the Johnson Space Center. From 1991 to 1996 he studied astronomy and art history at the University of Texas at Austin and moved to New York City in 1997. He is primarily known for large-scale wall drawings, paintings, drawings, and photographs that draw inspiration from architecture, astronomy, biology, and medicine. His work has been or is currently featured in numerous exhibits, such as the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York, the Jersey City Museum in Jersey City, New Jersey, the Thomas Erben Gallery in New York City, the Galeria Ramis Barquet in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Galeria Carlos Irizarry in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Vargas-Suarez Universal
Any Number of Notes II (2011-14)oil on unstretched canvas100 x 143 inches
Vargas-Suarez Universal
Assembly Sequence Vectors (2009)oil on wood80 x 90 inches (in three parts, 80x30 inches each)
Vargas-Suarez Universal
Cosmodrome Vectors (2009)oil enamel on formica panel49 x 97 inches
Vargas-Suarez Universal
Event Horizon: Celestial Mechanics II (2004)oil enamel on parabolic antenna30 x 31 x 35 inches
Vargas-Suarez Universal
Event Horizon: Time is Always Orthogonal to Space (2004)oil enamel on parabolic antenna30 x 31 x 35 inches
Vargas-Suarez Universal
Expedition 36 Russian EVA 34. 7Hrs. 29 Mins. (2013)oil enamel on polypropylene canvas60 x 48 inches
Vargas-Suarez Universal

Expedition 36 Russian EVA 35. 5Hrs. 58 Mins. (2013)oil enamel on polypropylene canvas48 x 48 inches
Vargas-Suarez Universal

Vectors Array (2014)oil enamel on polypropylene canvas54 x 48 inches
Vargas-Suarez Universal

Sputnik Array (2014)oil enamel on polypropylene canvas48 x 54 inches
Vargas-Suarez Universal
Vector Motion Array (2014)oil enamel on polypropylene canvas54 x 48 inches
 
 
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