Cairo Biennial- 12

The images of Juan Burgos remind us, as Ashbery says, that our lives are built with what we think we know and what we do not know. The efficiency of Burgos's work lies in what we think we know about his images, while the importance of his work lies precisely in everything we do not know. His images work like a hinge that leads us through complex paths and through their own spaces. They are constructed from a cognitive ideology that crosses different planes; The obviousness that certain topical images represent for a Latin American is immediately equated to another sign, referring to an Asian code that the artist proposes to dialogue with these other audiences.

Las imágenes de Juan Burgos nos recuerdan, como bien dice Ashbery, que  nuestras vidas se edifican con  lo que creemos conocer y lo que desconocemos. La eficacia del trabajo de Burgos radica en lo que creemos conocer de sus imagenes, mientras que la importancia de su obra radica justamente en todo aquello que no conocemos. Sus imágenes funcionan como una bisagra que nos conduce por caminos complejos y por espacios propios.  Se construyen a partir de un ideario cognitivo que atraviesa distintos planos; la obviedad que representan para un latinoamericano determinadas imágenes tópicas es inmediatamente equiparada a otro signo, referente a un código asiático que el artista propone para dialogar con estas otras audiencias.

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