Mural - Temporary
1118 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN
Rubén “Like One” Aguirre is a Chicago based painter who has transitioned from graffiti writer to abstract painter and contemporary muralist. This black and white mural was designed and created during the 2015 Subsurface Graffiti Expo.
Subsurface is an annual event that showcases mural and graffiti artists from all over America and beyond. Since 2002, artists have traveled to Indianapolis every Labor Day weekend to create work and build community. Subsurface seeks to advance the art form through beautifying and revitalizing the landscape of the Fountain Square neighborhood specifically. Subsurface also seeks to raise social and cultural awareness and promote the arts as an institution of empowerment for all involved.
Like One has produced a number of murals in the Chicagoland area, across the U.S., and in Brazil. Like One’s work is an intersection of abstract graffiti, design, and contemporary muralism. With traces of typographic letter structure from his graffiti roots, his work is informed by architecture and plays with re-imagining public space, while investigating pattern, texture, and color field through the use of the spray can. This carries through his studio work while further exploring materials i.e., latex, wood, paper. He has exhibited in The National Museum of Mexican Art, the Hyde Park Art Center, and the Chicago Cultural Center.
Medium type: Paint
Date created: 2015