" The dynamics of emigration are as diverse as the people who lived them. In the case of the Cuban context, emigration has played a transcendental role in the elaboration of the nation's narrative. This division between inside and outside, which seems almost an intrinsic part of the Cuban condition, is a subject I have always wanted to address. Especially because its deep ramifications in national history do not limit its universal character." - Esterio Segura
Migration and travel are at the heart of the work of Cuban artist Esterio Segura, who graduated from the prestigious Instituto Superior de Arte de Havana in 1994 and has been one of the most dynamic Cuban artists over the past three decades.
Since 2003, the artist has been interested in the symbolism related to the act of traveling and depicts with a certain irony and nostalgia the means and circumstances of migratory movements. Since then, his work has been populated by a universe of hybrid forms marked by one of the age-old allegories linked to geographical displacement: wings.
Through sculptures, paintings, installations, drawings and, more recently, photographs, Esterio evokes Cuba's complex economic and social situation, linked to the physical and psychological borders dictated by the island's geographic and historical isolation.