Magic Show

"He works with a degree of confidence and ambition that makes mush of the doubts about the relevance."

"Aspects of the work derive from dreams."

"Deliberately careless, parody bordering on flippancy forces the stubborn to filter out the noise and lock into content."

"Tricky shifts from the real to the fantastic."

"Freakishly strange, ingenious, and sensuous and opulent elements virtually everywhere."

"His pictures are fantasies yet the deeper magic lies in the way he seamlessly weaves together one style of representation with another."
Magic Show > Neo Rauch > Sanford Schwartz > NYRB