Since the 1990s, the Puerto Rican collector and psychiatrist César Reyes and his wife, Mimi, have established themselves as exceptionally savvy collectors of art in an international scope, amassing important holdings in Peter Doig, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Elizabeth Peyton, Enoc Perez, Jorge Pardo, and other artists. Here, the noted patron chooses his favorite works in this year’s NADA New York art fair.
I like the fact that Genieve has created a personal style that is immediately recognizable, marked by a spooky atmosphere with her liquid paint handling, with characters seemingly on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The work echoes Karen Kilimnik and George Condo.
I’m attracted to the image of the blue fish—simple, fluid, evoking speed and movement.
Berran's paintings betray the flatness of their surface, evolving through layers into rich and dense works that evoke the cacophony of urban landscapes.
I like the transparency of Monick's paintings, some of which remind me of Howard Hodgkin. She also paints very minimal pattern-filled works that seem simple and are more open.
There is a serenity and calmness in Heidkamp’s paintings, and a mixture of sparseness and abundance that recalls Alex Katz.
Wild's collages evoke the domestic interiors of Modernism, Surrealism, and abstraction. This 93-year-old artist from Guatemala has created a reality based on an eccentric internal logic.
Explosive abstraction paired with a sophisticated sense of color, these paintings have an energy that I love.
Ajemian's idea of running other people' paintings through the washing machine is a radical gesture that questions authorship and originality.
These works are full of memory and nostalgia, ornament and decoration, and are beautiful to behold.