Espresso Coffee Paintings by Reynier Llanes

Reynier Llanes was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba in 1985. He attended the city’s school of art (Instructores de arte) for four years and completed his studies in 2004. In 2007 LIanes availed himself of an opportunity to emigrate from Cuba and moved to the United States. Llanes first turned to coffee as a pigment during times in which other painting materials were in short supply in Cuba, but he soon realized its potential as a monochromatic medium with an astounding range of shades and luminosity. When applied to the finest paper for watercolors, coffee provides hues which simultaneously evoke the immediacy of sensorial experience and the enduring signature of time. http://www.reynierllanes.com/ , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reynier-Llanes-Studio/286875082621  ,

Nene and The Black Doll, 2012 Espresso Coffee on Paper 30" x 20"

Nene and The Black Doll, 2012
Espresso Coffee on Paper
30″ x 20″

Moving Out, 2013 Espresso Coffee on Paper 18" x 24"

Moving Out, 2013
Espresso Coffee on Paper
18″ x 24″

Be, 2014 Espresso Coffee on Paper 12" x 9"

Be, 2014
Espresso Coffee on Paper
12″ x 9″

Retrospective of My Uncle Chei, 2014 Espresso Coffee on Paper 30" x 40"

Retrospective of My Uncle Chei, 2014
Espresso Coffee on Paper
30″ x 40″

The Thinker Utopia, 2014 Espresso Coffee on Paper 40" x 30"

The Thinker Utopia, 2014
Espresso Coffee on Paper
40″ x 30″

Equilibrium, 2014 Espresso Coffee on Paper 30" x 20"

Equilibrium, 2014
Espresso Coffee on Paper
30″ x 20″

Supervisor, 2015 Espresso Coffee on Paper 30" x 20"

Supervisor, 2015
Espresso Coffee on Paper
30″ x 20″

The Kingdom, 2015 Espresso Coffee on Paper 30" x 20"

The Kingdom, 2015
Espresso Coffee on Paper
30″ x 20″

Evolution, 2015 Espresso Coffee on Paper 45" x 34"

Evolution, 2015
Espresso Coffee on Paper
45″ x 34″

Pasiphae, 2015 Espresso Coffee on Paper 60" x 40"

Pasiphae, 2015
Espresso Coffee on Paper
60″ x 40″