• Angel Vergara

    Feuilleton , 2011
    Painting on glass, ink jet print
    40 x 30 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Feuilleton , 2011
    Painting on glass, ink jet print
    40 x 30 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Feuilleton , 2011
    Painting on glass, ink jet print
    40 x 30 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Feuilleton , 2011
    Painting on glass, ink jet print
    40 x 30 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    La gourmandise. TV Japonaise. Concours : manger un crabe le plus vite possible 1'53, 2011
    Oil painting on glass
    90 x 120 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Feuilleton "Les sept péchés capitaux", (L'envie, G8 Group photo thursday 11'42), 2011
    Oil painting on glass
    90 x 120 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Feuilleton "Les sept péchés capitaux", (L'envie Sofia Coppola à la mostra de Venise 1'53), 2011
    Oil painting on glass
    90 x 120 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Feuilleton "Les sept péchés capitaux", (La colère" Bush Dodges Shoes Thrown 3'39), 2011
    Oil painting on glass
    90 x 120 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Feuilleton "Les sept péchés capitaux", (La colère 3'47), 2011
    Oil painting on 2 sheets of glass
    40 x 30 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Feuilleton "Les sept péchés capitaux", (La luxure 6'15), 2011
    Oil painting on 2 sheets of glass
    40 x 30 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Feuilleton "Les sept péchés capitaux", (La luxure 6'17), 2011
    Oil painting on 2 sheets of glass
    40 x 30 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Feuilleton "Les sept péchés capitaux", (La paresse 3'34), 2011
    Oil painting on 2 sheets of glass
    40 x 30 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    La chasse, 2010
    Oil painting on glass, wooden frame
    22 x 32 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Le territoire, 2010
    Oil painting on glass, wooden frame
    22 x 32 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Untitled, 2010
    Drawing, ink, collage
    21 x 29,7 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Untitled, 2010
    Drawing, ink, collage
    21 x 29,7 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Untitled, 2010
    Drawing, ink, collage
    21 x 29,7 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    Untitled, 2010
    Drawing, ink, collage
    21 x 29,7 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    The invisible man, 2004
    Acrylique painting, projection screen
    225 x 167 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara
  • Angel Vergara

    La visite du roi Albert II à Leuven. 33 min 55 sec., 2003
    Oil painting on canvas
    205 x 385 cm
    unique artwork
    Angel Vergara

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Biography

For a number of years Angel Vergara has been using a wide range of technics including, drawing, video, installation and performance. It is through these means that the artist  investigates and opens up the field of painting, exploring its possible evolution in aesthetics as well as treating its sociopolitical aspects. Angel Vergara's starting point is found in everyday life, his art is nourished with the common, the street providing an excellent working space and backdrop to his actions. Working more often than not in the publicspace, time and place are accurately indicated within his paintings, without however being bound in space and time.

The resulting paintings are a perfect but incomplete documentation of a cross breeding that takes place between art and life. And it is in this gap that Vergara's sharp questioning of his era is most effective. 


If his recent works are more oriented toward film and video installation, it is to feed his interest to find within the flow of moving images the possibility of executing a painting in real time. Angel Vergara will occupy the Belgian Pavillion in the Venise Biannial later this year, with a specific project entitled Feuillton (Serial) which addresses the theme of  the seven deadly sins. Using this theme as the main vehicle to comment contemporary society it acts as a virus inoculating the range of chosen images taken from news footage  which are delivered to us in such a trivial manner. The Images that the artist appropriates, are edited in quick, repetitive, succession mimicking the title sequences of  the endlessly televised police serials to which we are constantly subjected ; his final intervention is to virtually attack the moving images with his brus hand paint, amplifying an apparently impotent gesture.