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Ariel was born into a family of richly mixed culture ; these uniquely different cultural heritages introduced Ariel to
undeniable senses of style. Ariel's schooling leaned toward the arts and when he wasn't molding small sculptures out
of clay, he was scratching countless drawings in his sketchbook. So, it was only logical for Ariel to pursue a Fine Arts
Degree at the University of Mexico. By studying the works of the great artist that came before him, his passion was
ignited and his determination proved to be unstoppable. Upon graduating, Ariel became one of the youngest teachers
to instruct art in a high school in Mexico City, and had the opportunity to show his work at different local venues,
including the prestigious "Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros" .
His first international showcase was in Salt Lake City, Utah during the Winter Olympics as a city host, representing the
visual arts from Mexico. Following the winter games showcase, Ariel received invitations to show in area galleries as
well as offers elsewhere in the US, so he decided to make the move to Los Angeles. Here, Vargassal's work has been
featured on different publications, cover books and TV shows. Vargassal has been fortunate enough to work with
young hollywood stars as his models and clients.
Aside from Mexico City, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles, Ariel has showcased his work in Arizona, San Francisco, and
New York. He is a member of The Los Angeles Art Association, one of the oldest and most prestigious art associations
in the west coast. He had work with International Curators; in the beginning of 2013 his work was shown at The
International Surrealism in Lisboa, Portugal, and he has recently received invitations to show in Montreal, Canada
(GALERIE GORA, art contemporain), Germany (the Contemporary Museum in Berlin) and France.