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MIKE DARGAS

b. 1983 in Cologne, Germany

Lives and works in Cologne, Germany

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. 

EDUCATION

2001 Education in tattoo art

1995 Autodidactic study of painting

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Transformation, C24 Gallery, New York, USA

2016

Opera Gallery, London, UK

2015

Mike Dargas, Malerei, Ponyhof Gallery, Munich, Germany

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2017

Contemporary Istanbul, C24 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

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