L’Univers des Formes is a series of seven prints done in a combination of etching and aquatint. The artist Philip Aguirre y Otegui uses the etchings to explore the distinctive formal vocabulary of his wider oeuvre, with direct references to his sculpture and to large-scale architectural pieces like Théâtre Source in Cameroon. The series opens with abstract, almost surrealist forms. Bit by bit, though, we recognise elements from the real world, with the final etching actually containing several human figures. The influence of Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte is palpable.
Suite of seven etchings
Sheet: 41 × 31 cm
Image: 25 × 20 cm (A,D), 24 × 18 cm (B,C,F,G), 30 × 22 cm (E)
Published in 2016
Edition of 15 + 4 AP, in a linen folder with a title page and a colophon page
Signed and numbered by the artist.