Jose G. Aggari, Jr. is part of the excitement of the Chicago art scene because he paints the way nobody does. From his method to his subject matter, Aggari is one of a kind. It did not happen in a day. He developed an original style by trial and error.

Aggari uses luan, a finely grained plywood as a canvas. After smoothing the luan with sandpaper, he applies Varnish. For composition, he uses colored pencil. He then applies oil paint. When the paint dries, he uses a palette knife for scraping and etching. Because he trims away what he has initially painted, he calls his method “reduction style.”

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