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 works in a post constructivist style that has roots in the school of Torres-García.

Aguirre’s architectural training is evident in his paintings. His work provides a construction of an imaginary environment. These fantastic spaces are authenticated by the precision of Aguirre’s hand. Planes of color are also architectural planes, creating livable spaces in which the elements are balanced. His fictional architectural works create surroundings where reality is placed on hold and artistic impulses thrive.

His work is playful and confesses an imaginative perspective regarding the narratives of daily life. Aguirre rearranges whimsical components into unexpectedly harmonious surreal settings that could only exist in an alternate dimension. Leonardo Aguirre’s paintings have been exhibited and collected in the US, Europe, and South America.