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Downtown Art Walk: Robert Vargas at Work in Los Angeles

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 04, 2012 01:02 AM
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by Annie May last modified Dec 03, 2012

If you've been to the Downtown Art Walk in Los Angeles then you most likely have seen Robert Vargas on these streets painting live portraits. And you've most likely been mesmerized by not only how amazing these portraits are, but the how captivating his live performances are. As the crowd gathers around Vargas selects his models from the audience and creates gorgeous portraits in about 5 minutes. The spectators stand around, jaws dropped, hoping they are the next to be selected to have their portraits drawn by the oh so talented Robert Vargas. There are amazing things happening down there and this Boyle Heights native and his Pratt Institute education are really bringing out the true characters.   The emotion that is captured in not only the performance, but in each piece is something that is truly represents the vibe of downtown LA. The crowds gather around while Vargas goes to town! Who wouldn't want to be one of the lucky ones selected to have their portrait painted?! Hanging his work in your modern interior would bring so much character to your space. His work would be a great compliment to any of the industrial downtown lofts filled with  modern furniture . Vargas was commissioned to do a live mural of The Far East Movement last year at the art walk. Once the mural was painted, Far East Movement started their performance while the mural dried in the background.The finished painting symbolizes "staying present and capturing the moment," states Vargas. He continues, "Fans of FM and myself will get to experience both Music and Art like never before at the Art Walk." You can not only find Vargas's work down at the LA Art Walk but you can also find his murals on buildings across East LA.  Artwork is the perfect way to bring character into your own home, and is even better when your modern home decor  is created by an emerging artist who is able to capture all your emotion and spirit in one single piece. A trip to LA Artwalk to see Vargas is in order for us all. Sources: Robert Vargas




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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