Reynier Leyva Novo, Revolution is an Abstraction

Reynier Leyva Novo, Revolution is an Abstraction, 2019. Installation view at Aichi Triennale, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Aichi, Japan

Reynier Leyva Novo

January–March 2024

The 2024 exhibition year will begin with the first museum show in Texas by recently relocated Cuban post-conceptual artist Reynier Leyva Novo. Novo moved to Houston in 2022, and he will be an artist in residence at ArtPace in Spring 2023. His projects are developed by mining historical data and official documents, then transforming their contents into minimalist and conceptually charged sculptures and installations that are both visually engaging and intellectually provocative. Novo’s project at the Blaffer will marry existing work with a newly realized installation that simultaneously investigates and abstracts the monuments, structures, and figureheads which manifest revolution and tyranny.