The designs I create are a game of chance. I combine free-form brightly colored or black and white geometric shapes that are activated by traditional and/or digital pigment combinations. I then organize these into a balanced design of pictorial structure and visual harmony. The transfer of the traditional image to the digital template invites unexpected line weights, tonal shifts, brushstroke personalities and substrate surface tensions that give the final paintings their identity. It's a process that invites the imagery to be transformed as high quality digital serigraphs, murals and paintings to be exhibited in larger formats for gallery, home and corporate environments.
All works presented are a combination of acrylics, oil pastels, cut paper/collage and digital media. Kurt Vargo is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, with a BFA in painting and printmaking. He received his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and resides on an island near Savannah, GA.
All images are giclee ink jet printed on a high quality archival surface.