Reynier Leyva Novo

Reynier Leyva Novo
January 31, 2015 ARTempo
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Artist's Statement

“Steeped in interrogations bent by the force and weight of their arguments, the work of Novo enters the field of battle everyday to get to the bottom of identity singular and collective. From a visual poetic power, his work draws on the epic experiences of his time, the daughters and granddaughters of another time, other strife of the past. Like the mythological Mayan warriors, moving back to the future, looking back, penetrating to the innermost recesses of history to give us a renewed and beautiful dialogue. Starting from confirmed or omitted by historical events, he imagines recreating the events from another perspective, as a sort of tropical Rashomon.”

Brief Bio

Born:  1983

Year of First Sale:  2007

Awards

2012: Grand Prize, Havana Cultura

Collections

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba; Bronx Museum of the Arts, USA; Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, CIFO, Europa