Treger-Saint Silvestre Collection_a peculiar collection
Nonconformist, restless, irreverent, vibrant! Those are words that describe collectors Treger-Saint Silvestre and their collection!
Convention, canon, predictability are words that cannot be applied to this collection that comprises around 600 pieces, ranging from Raw Art, Outsider Art, Haitian Art to Contemporary Art.
We can find such a variety of artists in this collection: icons like Adolf Wölfli or Henry Darger, controversial like Blalla W. Hallmann, ironic like Monchatre, versatile like Vitalis, chilling like Pétra Werlé, exuberant like Paul Amar, satirical like Carolein Smit, obsessive like Mónica Machado, intense like Ody Saban or naïf like Mose Tolliver. The Treger/Saint Silvestre Collection includes many others, equally as fascinating and disturbing, such as La Mére François, François Burland, Chedburn, Anna Zemankova, Verschoor, Martine Orsoni, Isabelle Jarousse, Dado, Erró, Combas, Nily Pincas, Giai Miniet, Joel Dooh, Eckenberger, Louis Pons, Josef Wittlich, Edmund Monsiel…
Treger-Saint Silvestre have always been fascinated by the uncommon, the marginal, the unusual and this tendency is well represented in the works of Haitian artists in the collection: Lionel Saint-Éloi or Nasson, among others.
This unique collection is housed at the Oliva Núcleo de Arte that is immensely proud to be able to share it with the public, not only because of its exclusivity and exoticism but, above all, for the artistic value of the works, which will help us reveal a “hidden face of contemporary art”.