"Eden Havana: Reynerio Tamayo" 

 The Rodríguez Collection / Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam

El Último Vampiro now in the Rodríguez Collection exhibits at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam in Reynerio Tamayo's personal exhibition "Eden Havana." 

Tamayo’s passion for Havana is visceral and stamps all of his oeuvre. I would say, it stamps all of his life. Tamayo could paint the world but he will always be expressing his condition as a citizen of Havana: the city, its sea, its myths, its personages who are themselves in turn the city (from an Apostle to a baseball player, from a madman to a pimp, from a sorcerer of harmony to a wizard of words, from a vampire to a hustler); they literally cram his overflowed imagination, and they take shape and come alive in a body of work which, with a universal look, has a Havanan conscience. 

 

Leonardo Padura

excerpt from "Eden Havana: Reynerio Tamayo"

 

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