Alfonso Aguirre is a conceptual and realist painter, his art ranges from realism to abstract and from watercolours to oils. Multifaceted, he spent four years in Florence, Italy learning his craft from the great Florentine Masters.
Wanting to explore every facet of what it means to be an artist, he moved to California where he graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a Masters Degree in Fine Art.
Brett Reichman, Toni Labatt, Alfredo Jaar, Mark Van Proyen, Amy Ellingson and Bill Berkson, amongst many other amazing contemporary artists, were his mentors and friends. With them, he experienced the great conceptual and contemporary traditions of Intervention, performance, concept art, and how to apply these to more traditional forms.
Alfonso Aguirre’s art is a subtle balance between the artistry of the past greats, their love of details, their pursuit of the divine in the repetitiveness of patterns and brush strokes and the modernity of the contemporary, its flamboyancy, its inspiration, and its marvels.