A happy day - Mao
Abel is a beloved curator in Havana trusted by both underground talents and heavyweights like artist-duo Los Carpinteros.__ __
Abel took us all over Havana to explore hidden artist studios - some doubled as the artist homes and others acted as shared spaces for prominent artists to help the next generation of talent.__ __
His curation for Absolut Art focused on “making sure that, without a doubt, you meet the most relevant artists working in Havana today.”
- 60 x 80 cm
- No of editions
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About Reynier Leyva Novo
The past for the present and the future
“My inspirations are manifold; they come from history, philosophy, science and from life itself, but not from art.”
Reynier Leyva Novo once mapped out five towering rectangles in a 16th century fortress. Then, he colored them in with the precise amount of ink needed to print the ideological creeds of Castro, Lenin, Hitler, Gaddafi and Mao. He called the piece “The Weight of History,” powerfully reducing political ideologies to sober black-holes of abstraction.
Reynier explores the revision of history. To that end, he considers him as much an archaeologist as an artist: he looks at the way the past informs the present and the future. Reynier begins by mining historical data and official documents. Then he creates art that challenges ideology and symbols of power. Though the Havana-born multidisciplinary artist travels to and from New York City, he feels he has no choice but to ground himself in his home city. In his own words, Havana chose him.
Reynier’s work has been featured across the world in the Havana Biennial, MARTE Museo de Arte de El Salvador, and the Liverpool Biennial. He has been featured in solo and group shows across Europe, the US and in his home: Cuba.
Our frames are off the wall
German crafted professional grade frames in black and white individually crafted for Absolut Art and chosen by the curators and artists to best fit the artworks.
The frames are magnetic so they are super easy to use - you can switch out your prints in a matter of minutes.
- 6 millimeter aluminum frames
- UV proof plexiglass
- Magnetic open / close
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