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Un día feliz mt nº.1


Author:  Reynier Leiva Novo (Havana, 1983)
Title: Un día feliz mt nº 1  (A Happy Day MT No. 1)
Year: 2016
Technique: ultrachrome print on 310 gr. 100% cotton Canson paper
Size: 83 x 58 /10 x 7 cm
Edition: 1/3

This work by Reynier Leyva Novo was acquired by the Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson in February 2017 from Havana’s Apartamento gallery at the International Contemporary Art Fair of Madrid (ARCO). It is part of Novo’s latest series, which harbours a clear interest in history viewed as a simulacrum of a questionable reality, and it also maintains a meticulous dedication to its visual solutions. The artist reconstructs a setting which compares a past image with the present via diptychs in which the smaller composition captures the historical time and the larger one recreates the landscape of its absence, a memory or recollection of that past time. The ingenious alteration of these emblematic geographic itineraries is a constant feature of this Cuban artist’s most recent works.