With work ranging in scale from aerosol murals to intricate paper collages, Ruben Aguirre’s work continues to evolve with a strong design aesthetic. Both his public art and studio work lean heavy on elements of typography, blended with influences of nature, evolution, existentialism and life as a Chicagoan.
Aguirre’s work is set to organically rhythmic compositions that build up in layers and exhibit a distinct, joyous use of color. With his roots in graffiti, an art form that inherently revolves around “taking” space for the self, Ruben now creates public works based on the concept of contributing to the space it occupies. The text incorporated into his work, whether in his large-scale public art or in his more compact studio pieces, is intended to open up a dialogue with the public/viewer.