Rubén Aguirre (b. 1979, Chicago, IL) is a Chicago based painter who has transitioned from graffiti writing to abstract painter/contemporary muralist. He has produced a number of murals in the Chicago land area, across the U.S., and recently Brazil. Aguirre'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.