Saul Aguirre

 

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Saul Aguirre
Sincuenta Dolores
Pastel, graphite, 24K gold leaf on amatl paper
12” x 24”

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Saul Aguirre
Cinco Dolores
Pastel, graphite, 24K gold leaf on amatl paper
12” x 24”

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Saul Aguirre
Un Dolor
Pastel, graphite, 24K gold leaf on amatl paper
12” x 24”

We are all human of different cultural backgrounds, with many particular habits. We should not be portrayed by stereotype, cast, or pinned to any particular social prejudice. I will not deny my Mexican upbringing (heritage), and it will not limit me in anyway. Such imaginary walls, I feel only divides us and places barriers.

My work reflects the environment we all share, yet sometimes my Latino background draws a focus towards a social awareness, that most times sits quietly in the background of our conscience. My work is based on the collaboration with society. It creates a reaction from those that observe, reminding them of the injustices in our communities, cities, state, countries and sometimes the world. The responsibility as an artist is to reflect all that surrounds us and makes us aware by bringing out our most hidden images from within our subconscious.

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