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Philip Aguirre y Otegui (b.1961) is a Fleming of Basque origin who lives in Antwerp and teaches at Sint-Lucas Brussel.
His work is characterised by a very original dialogue with classical sculpture and takes its themes from politics and current affairs. Aguirre is an artist of international repute who has enjoyed solo and collective exhibitions both in Belgium and overseas. Several of his works are installed in public locations or figure among major public collections.
There are two constants in Philip Aguirres oeuvre, whether he is drawing, sculpting, working with tin, plaster or bronze: the symbiotic relationship between modern and classical characteristics on the one hand, and on the other his humanist tendency.
On the occasion of a retrospective in 2005, Peter Doroshenko wrote of him: The architect Le Corbusier once declared that the ultimate goal of architecture is to move the spirit of Man. In his work, Philip Aguirre systematically accomplishes this aim; the extraordinary power of his output derives not merely from the depth of the sentiments it awakens, but also from the way it sheds light on the complexity of our feelings, and this within significant environments that invite us to stop and linger.