Ernesto Burgos (Santa Clara, CA, USA, 1979) lives in and works in New York. He received his BFA from California College of the Arts in 2004 and his MFA from New York University in 2008. Burgos has held solo exhibitions at the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2018); The Goma, Madrid, Spain (2019, 2015, 2012), Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY ( 2017, 2014, 2012); Revolver Galería, Lima, Peru (2017); Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2016), among others.
Ernesto Burgos deals with investigating languages of abstraction through the reassembling, building materialization, combination and manipulation of different materials. 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. Ernesto Burgos‘ three-dimensional works oscillate between image and relief, painting and sculpture. The artist obtains the initial form from contorted pieces of cardboard, whose mobility he exploits to freely model, collage, fold and bend. Through resin and ﬁberglass, he captures this constant movement at a speciﬁc moment, which then becomes the status quo.
“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”.