Adriano Buergo exhibits “Roto 09” at Farside Gallery
Today his works are included in such major collections as the Peter Ludwig, Aachen Museum, Aachen, Germany, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida, The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The work of Adriano Buergo, along with that of other Cuban artists of the Eighties Generation, engages socio-cultural themes which, in his work, gave birth to a rather peculiar character: a bricollage domestic fan which the artist christened with the name Roto (Broken). Roto became the icon of the struggle for survival in an environment plagued with material privation and contradictions of the spirit. Nonetheless, Roto is still capable of adaptating to the challenges of his daily existence and to yearn for them, allowing the viewer to witness a process of transcendence. When time does not detain a narrative it is because this narrative feeds off its present condition, and Roto 09 is an expression of this. He is always seeking to remake himself in order to delve into new aspects of his reality.