Esterio Segura

Esterio Segura
May 5, 2015 ARTempo
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Artist's Statement

I’ve approached my work of the last twenty years as an investigative process that has been developing and revealing through projects that reflect on distinct themes, like the formative processes of culture in the Western Tropics where the eclectic and synthetic socio-cultural Cuban context was the point of departure of every artwork. From there arose projects like Mística del Resguardo and La Gozadera which emphasize eroticism mixed with political and religious fetishes that have influenced that same cultural formation (Karl Marx Makes Love to the Virgin of Cobre).

My art is my philosophy of life that I practice conscientiously: to transcend whatever space, culture or story, avoiding bonding myself to any determined aesthetic or specific representation. Every object of reflection runs the risk of becoming a work of art.

Brief Bio

Born:  1970

Year of First Sale:  1988

Awards

(1995-1996): UNESCO Collaborative Tinina Gasworks Studio London, UK

1992: National Museum Prize, IV Salón de Premiados, Havana, Cuba

1988: Honorable Mention, Bienal de Sculpture, Premio UNEAC de Camagüey, Cuba

Collections

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, NY, USA; Bronx Museum, New York, NY, USA; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, USA; Museum of Latin American Art, University of Essex, Colchester, UK; Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA; and The Banff Centre Museum of the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA