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Marina Vargas

(Spain, 1980)

Marina Rodríguez Vargas was born in Granada in 1980. Known as Marina Vargas, she is a Spanish multidisciplinary artist. Her artistic language focuses on classical iconography, the sacred, and mythology, creating replicas made in monumental formats under a committed feminist gaze that permeates all of her work.

The realization of his projects is preceded by long periods of study, research and specialized readings on the topics of history he addresses. The artist carries out her work, inserted in the neo-baroque, with a careful staging. In her works there are constant dialogues around the ideas of Western religious Judeo-Christian idolatries, sexuality, femininity, violence, love and desire; a work full of drama, brutality and combined beauty. We thus find works in which the revisionist symbolism of contemporary identities reigns, creating a new model
of hybrid and monstrous beauty that has completely forgotten the silence of the classical canon.

In 2015, in an extensive individual exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum, the CAC of Málaga presented the exhibition entitled Destripando el canon. In 2017 he presented the exhibition The Lines of Destiny at the ABC Museum in Madrid, when it was selected in the Conexiones program, sponsored by the Banco Santander Foundation in collaboration with the museum specialized in drawing and works on paper, the ABC Museum. In December 2020 she exhibited for the first time alone at Llamazares Galería, with which she also participates in
fairs such as Estampa 2021, where she was awarded the DKV award, or Zona Maco 2022.

His work has been presented in several international contemporary art fairs, such as Arco España, Zona Maco (Mexico City), Cosmoscow Art fair or Artinternational Istanbul and La Feria Internacional Arte Santander, among others.