Esteban Jimenez

Born in 1984 in Havana, Cuba, Jiménez Guerra’s work is primarily based on social and political issues and is informed by the culture in which he finds himself. From the beginning Jiménez Guerra was concerned with the way mass media is used to manipulate individuals—both in past and contemporary contexts. He believes the media can drive people to accept poorly conceived stereotypes, and is especially concerned for those that relate to women. It’s through playing with and deconstructing stereotypes and ideas found in mass media that he finds his inspiration. He often uses recycled materials and other objects in his paintings to challenge commonly held associations and provoke the spectator. Normally he works on large formats where he includes magazine and other pop culture images, graffiti, slogans, and found objects. Some of his work also uses silkscreen. Jiménez Guerra is fully committed to the role of art in the society in which he lives, whether in his native Cuba or New York City, where he currently resides.