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Has practiced at Creative Growth since 1998
Juan Aguilera emigrated to the United States from Mexico at the age of eight. Often paying homage to his homeland, Aguilera fuses female imagery with flowering plants and other organic content - a gesture that the artist describes as a symbolic nod to the matriarch. He plays out this devotion to female forms and their undergarments in a variety of media - painting, printmaking, ceramic, and wood. His interest in the subject isn't sensational. Rather, the rendered garments become a profound and multifaceted vessel for feminine energy. Something of an alchemist, Aguilera's most recent practice combines his established drawing and painting style with assemblage by pouring thick layers of gel medium onto pages laden with real bras and panties.
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