L'Univers des Formes
Portfolio of seven etchings.
31 × 41 cm each
Edition of 15 copies, in a linen folder, signed and numbered by the artist.
about this work
L’Univers des Formes is a series of seven prints done in a combination of etching and aquatint. The artist Philip Aguirre y Otegui uses the etchings to explore the distinctive formal vocabulary of his wider oeuvre, with direct references to his sculpture and to large-scale architectural pieces like Théâtre Source in Cameroon. The series opens with abstract, almost surrealist forms. Bit by bit, though, we recognise elements from the real world, with the final etching actually containing several human figures. The influence of Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte is palpable.
about Philip Aguirre y Otegui
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.