Rubén Aguirre is an American painter whose interest lies in drawing attention to underutilized infrastructure, and changing the way public space is experienced, to build a better connection between people and places. He has produced a number of murals in the Chicago area, across the U.S., and abroad.
Aguirre's painting creates an intersection of graffiti, abstraction, formalism, and muralism. His public work is informed by architecture, and plays with re-imagining public space, while taking inspiration from typography, architecture, and landscape. His compositions organically build a visual language often referencing the socio-historical background of each site location.
He has exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Chicago Cultural Center, and in 2022 was awarded the Helen and Tim Meier Foundation achievement award. His work has been covered by Art News and the Atlantic. Aguirre's public works have been commissioned for clients such as the City of Chicago, Google, Adidas, Linked IN, Starbucks, and others.