Hamilton Aguiar (1965) was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 1987, he moved to the United States to pursue his passion for art. During his many years of studying art and working in art restoration, Aguiar began to explore various painting techniques.
His current series of paintings reaches a new and unique level. Aguiar applies silver leaf over the entire background of his linen canvases and then creates washes and shadows with oil paint. The images radiate a dramatic light due to the interaction between the richness of the oils and the mercurial nature of the silver.
The composition of his paintings is inspired by the changing seasons of natural landscapes which are interpreted in a powerfully monochromatic content. Already acquired by numerous private collectors and represented by many prestigious galleries across the United States, and now in Canada, Hamilton Aguiar's art has received well deserved international recognition.