Art in Mayfair
Dario Vargas
July 11, 2023
Art in Mayfair is back for a sixth edition, showcasing four weeks of art, fashion and culture across the destination. From art flags across the destination, pop-up exhibitions. showcases, walks, talks and events from Bond Street and Savile Row to Mount Street from 12 June to 9 July. Art in Mayfair's podcast series, hosted by art critic Maeve Doyle, delves into the minds of the artists taking part, and uncovers some of the hidden stories behind the works. Tune in to find out how London art and fashion scene are thriving together.
In this episode host Maeve Doyle speaks to Dario Vargas. Dario is a Colombian-born contemporary fine artist whose work is currently on show in the Luxury Italian menswear brand, Canali, New Bond Street
Dario’s work draws influence from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to cast a connection with our behaviour and psychology in the modern world.
We hear how Dario knew he always wanted to be an artist from a young age, how the church was his source of inspiration in his small town in Colombia and how he moved from the world of advertising to art full time when he moved to London.
Dario shares his early years experiences of being a full time artist and how mental health and depression played a part in his journey, the lessons he learnt during this period of his life and how he shares those learnings with others using his art.
Spirituality and teaching play are a big part of Dario’s process, and we hear how the two-way relationship means he learns from the students and vice versa.

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