Leonardo Aguirre


Uruguayan artist Leonardo Aguirre creates vibrant, visually animated scenes in theatrical environments. The idea of a colorful atmosphere with everyday recognizable signs and elements allow the art aficionado to imagine scenes one day and discover another story the next day.

Aguirre’s architectural training is brought forth in his paintings. His paintings provide a construction of an imaginary environment. These fantastic spaces are authenticated by the precision of Aguirre’s hand, reminiscing on urban schematics. Planes of color are also architectural planes, creating livable spaces in which the elements are balanced.

His work is playful and confesses an imaginative perspective regarding the narratives of daily life. Small figures and elements of the quotidian fill colorful spaces that seem to reminisce on childhood memories.

Aguirre was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he lives and works. His artworks have been exhibited and collected in the US, Europe, and South America.