the tone was a synthesis of all the voices they had ever heard, Ernesto Burgos’ first solo exhibition in New York at first reframes and disrupts the spatial configuration of the gallery. His new sculptures reflect social unease through flipped and deconstructed forms, colors and materials.
Burgos simultaneously reinforces and undoes the feelings of security habitually associated with regular geometry and familiar interior objects. Similar to surrealism, recognizable objects are distorted and exist in impossible positions, lending a sense of narrative to each work.
In the talk that counts is the talk that doesn’t matter, a destablized metaphor of destroyed object for society is literalized by an upended and destroyed sofa. The sofa, a symbol of domestic calm and sedentary life, is physically interrupted, destroyed and repurposed into something new and unknown.
Ernesto Burgos was born in 1979 in California and grew up in Viña Del Mar, Chile. He received a BFA from California College of the Arts and an MFA from New York University. Burgos held a solo exhibition at Goma gallery in Madrid, Spain in 2011. His work has been included in group exhibitions including Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY; Ideobox, Miami, FL; David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL; Second Home Projects, Berlin, Germany; Apex Art, New York, NY; Locust Projects, Miami, FL; The Paper Mill Gallery, Sydney, Australia; and Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA.