Alive is Aguirre’s series of mixed media paintings that regard the memories left from and through the generations of his mother who recently passed away. After her death, Aguirre was left with questions of life and death, seeking comfort with the idea of seeing her again.
This series of paintings is the result of an understanding and conclusion that we are not objects, but rather unique beings. Realization that space and time are not objective phenomena, but rather the tools our mind uses to connect everything together – energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change in form. Through his paintings Aguirre explores life, bringing back memories encapsulated in the rings of growth and cycles of time.
“Death doesn’t exist in any real sense; our consciousness will always be in the present”
Lester Aguirre was raised in a small town in Chihuahua Mexico and currently resides in Tucson AZ, where he studies Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Arizona.