b. 1983 in Cologne, Germany
Lives and works in Cologne, Germany
New York, — C24 Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of German artist Mike Dargas. C24 Gallery will present his work at Art New York May 3 - 8, 2016. Dargas will have his debut exhibition with C24 Gallery in 2017.
Mike Dargas is an artist living and working in Cologne, Germany. His love for painting began at a young age and attended art school as a child in a class of adults.
Inspired by Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giga, Dargas explores themes of reality and the surreal in his hyperrealistic oil paintings and charcoal drawings. His quest for perfection results in works that read like photographs, snapshots of mental states. His subjects appear conflicted, lost in thought, or even sublimely calm. Dargas challenges both himself and the viewer to take a deeper look at the subject, in order to question human nature and emotional perception.
2001 Education in tattoo art
1995 Autodidactic study of painting
2016 Opera Gallery, London, UK
2015 Mike Dargas, Malerei, Ponyhof Gallery, Munich, Germany
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
2016 Contemporary Istanbul, C24 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Art New York, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, US
Art Karlsrufe, WHITECONCEPTS Art Fair, Karlsruhe, Germany
Kunsthaus Hannover, Germany
2015 CONTEMPO Fine Art, Vienna, Austria
Contemporary Art Fair, C24 Gallery(New York), Istanbul, Turkey
STROKE, Art Fair, Munich, Germany
Opera Gallery, London
Palau de Casavells, Spain
2014 Neue Photokunst & Friends, Galerie Display, Cologne, Germany
Freud lässt grüßen, Galerie Atelier I.S., Belgium
art;pul Kunstmesse, Cologne, Germany
2013 ARTig, Kommandeursburg, Cologne, Germany