Rubén Aguirre

Region: Midwest


City / State: Chicago, IL

 After moving his art practice into a warehouse studio in 2019, the inspiration and substrate of architecture and location for Rubén Aguirre’s public works shifted towards the natural land as inspiration for studio works. By building on the visual language of his murals, his current studio work has generated a new dialect, where reduced shapes and colors speak of terrestrial forms. Rendered as abstract topographies, his wood panel paintings invoke poetic contemplations on origin, self-awareness, one’s connection to the Earth, and our impermanence. These abstracted meditations reflect on the unforgiving tectonic forces of nature while remaining ambiguous and peripheral.