Alfonso Aguirre is a classic and contemporary artist at the same time. He was educated in Florence with the Master Painter John Angelo, who in turn was a student of Piero Anigonni. In this period of four years, he learned all the traditional techniques to have a solid foundation in painting and its history. In Florence, I work with drawing, oil painting, and egg tempera. He lived with the great Masters of Art while studying composition, form, color theory, and anatomy. After finishing his apprenticeship in Florence, he traveled to San Francisco, California to continue his education. It was there that he did his BFA and Master's Degree, at the San Francisco Art Institute, a prestigious and renowned University, with a history of very active conceptual artists in the world of contemporary art. Alfonso studied under artists such as Brett Reichman, Alfredo Jaar, Mark Van Proyen, Bill Berkson, Tony Labbatt, Monica Majoli, and John Zurier. During this period he stopped painting in oil to dedicate himself to a very elaborate process of drawing with inks and watercolors, done with very thin layers. Where colors are filled with meaning and where there is no room for mistakes. Making the process something similar to meditation.