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The Sum of Parts

The Sum of Parts

Artist Ben Varela builds masterpieces from minutiae

It’s difficult to talk to Ben Varela about Ben Varela. He’s disinterested in discussing himself—he feels it’s his duty to promote others he has worked with or who have influenced him. This selfless promotion is what makes Varela so interesting; his work reflects these same concepts, and they come alive on his easel. Since arriving in the Rio Grande […]