Esterio Segura 

 

Born in Santiago de Cuba in 1970. He attended the Camagüey Elementary School of Visual Arts where he then taught, then the Provincial School of Plastic Arts and Ballet of the same city. Finally, in 1989, he began a course at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, which he completed in 1994. A figurehead of the Cuban contemporary art scene, Esterio Segura is known for his works combining poetry and power. Imaginative and considered one of the most controversial artists of his generation.

 

In his paintings, sculptures, and installations, he uses humorous imagery to address a Cuban history of social and political concerns. His work is rich in inspirations such as mythological and popular imagery, religious art, Spanish baroque and Caravaggio paintings. Eroticism, religious rituals and the use of symbols are also recurring themes in his work. Recently, Segura has incorporated text elements into his works.

 

Since 1997 he has been presented in the most important international contemporary art fairs (ARCO-Art Chicago - ARTE-BA in Buenos Aires - Berlin - Art Paris - Art Basel Miami - Pulse, New York - Arte America, Miami ... His works The collections of the greatest museums are: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, Bronx Museum, New York, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, USA. Latin American Art of the University of Essex, England.Museum of Arizona University, Estados Unidos.Museum of the University of South Florida, Tampa.Perez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM), Miami, Florida, and in large private collections throughout the world.