Philip Aguirre y Otegui
°1961, Schoten (BE) - lives and works in Antwerp (BE)
Philip Aguirre y Otegui’s work is strongly engaged and humanistic. Aguirre’s sculptures are mostly made from traditional materials such as bronze, terracotta, wood, clay and plaster. They consistently reflect a profound sense of human tragedy, with Aguirre drawing frequent inspiration from political events, and above all from conflicts linked to migration and the human being as refugee.
Philip Aguirre y Otegui has had solo exhibitions in venues such as Mu.ZEE, Ostend; Middelheim Museum, Antwerp; Centre d’Art Contemporain,Rabat; and Casa Unesco,Quito. Group exhibitions include the Ireland’s Biennial 2016, Limerick; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; La Bienal de Dakar,Senegal; and M HKA, Antwerp.
You can discover more of Philip Aguirre y Otegui’s work on his own website.