Ernesto Burgos (b. 1979, Santa Clara, CA) lives and works in New York, NY. In 2004, he earned a BFA from the College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA followed by an MFA from New York University in 2008. Burgos’ work has been exhibited across the U.S including Parrasch Heijnen, Los Angeles (2021); Nino Mier, Los Angeles (2016); Kate Werble Gallery, New York (2014, 2012) and internationally, most notably in solo exhibitions at The Goma, Madrid, Spain (2019, 2015, 2011); AK Contemporary, Cologne, Germany (2021) or Galeria Revolver, Lima, Perú (2017).
Ernesto Burgos deals with investigating languages of abstraction through the reassembling, building materialization, combination and manipulation of different materials such as cardboard, fiberglass and resin to create his organically shaped works. The work relays the illusionary and physical space of abstraction; each form mimics the stroke in an inverse or manipulated relationship. Through this bodily process of sculptural painting, he explores the progression of change, mark making, movement and manipulation. The intention is that forms create a history of materiality both in their incorporation as well as their manipulation, a sense of visual narrative through their construction.
“The intention is that forms create a history of materiality both in their incorporation as well as their manipulation, a sense of visual narrative through their construction”.