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 Photo: Ruben Cantu

Photo: Ruben Cantu

 
 

 

Rubén Aguirre is a Chicago based painter who has transitioned from graffiti writing to abstract painter/contemporary muralist. He has produced a number of murals in the Chicago land area, across the U.S., and abroad. Aguirre's work is an intersection of abstract graffiti and design that takes influence from textiles and nature. With traces of typographic letter structure from his graffiti roots, his work is informed by architecture and plays with re-imagining public space, while investigating pattern, texture, and color field through the use of the spray can. He has exhibited in The National Museum of Mexican Art, the Hyde Park Art Center, and the Chicago Cultural Center. His work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post and The Atlantic. His client base includes the likes of Linked IN, Adidas Originals, Lollapalooza, and REI, along with various neighborhood organizations, and private commissions.