Rodolfo Aguirre Tinoco

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Rodolfo Aguirre Tinoco
odolfo Aguirre Tinoco demonstrating a work at the opening of Muroart at the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana
Born 1927
Nationality Mexican
Education Academy of San Carlos Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas
Known for painting and graphic arts

Rodolfo Aguirre Tinoco is a Mexican artist.

Born in 1927, Aguirre Tinoco studied at the Academy of San Carlos, the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas and the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda".[1][2]

He has had over forty individual exhibitions and has participated in over 370 collective ones in both Mexico and abroad including the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Museo Carrillo Gil, the Museo de Arte Moderno, the National Academy Galleries in New York and the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum. His work can be found in the collections of the Mexican Engraving and Print Museum in Bulgaria, the Alfredo Guati Rojo National Watercolor Museum, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Morelia and the Museo Amecatlel in Mexico City.[1][2] He has also exhibited at the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, of which he is a member.[3]

His work is a combination of free forms with elements which are done realistically in detail. His idea is to deepen the psyche of man, depicting both the negative and positive aspects of humanity in his art. His work often employed rough textured materials with dark, rich colors to indicate negativity and light, shiny colors on smooth surfaces to indicate the positive aspects of humanity. The main figures of his work are generally realistic with detail, especially his depictions of the female body which represent creation. However, there are elements of Expressionism in his work. Backgrounds are generally chaotic with abstractions, with shadows and light and broken faces, which the painter has called “psiquismo” (lit. psychism). Notable examples of this include El señor de las flores, Enigma, Lo que es arriba, a veces, no es abajo, La psiquis 28, Luces y sombras, Rostro de los 3 reinos No. 1 and Hombre apocalíptico de tierra, vegetal, animal de sentimientos y muerte.[2][3]

He currently lives in Mexico City.


  1. ^ a b "Rodolfo Aguirre Tinoco". Sistema de Información Cultural (in Spanish). Mexico: CONACULTA. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Inaugurada exposición de Rodolfo Aguirre en la Salón de la Plástica" [Exhibition of Rodolfo Aguirre inaugurated at the Salon de la Plastica Mexicana]. El Informador (in Spanish). Guadalajara. March 23, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "(Material con apoyo fotográfico)... [Derived headline]: [2]" [Material with photographic support]. NOTIMEX (in Spanish). Mexico City. March 23, 2010.