“Preserving a Cultural Heritage” The Coffee Paintings of Reynier Llanes


Evolution, 2015 Espresso Coffee on Paper, 45” x 34” Private Art Collection

Miami Dade College – West Campus
May 28th through June 5th
Opening Reception May 28th
Llanes’ painting process is similar to watercolor. He prepares his palette by brewing the espresso coffee. He then formulates his own alchemy with various shades of brown tones. The creation process takes various steps to achieve the final stage of the painting. The artist begins with the drawing of the composition and applying the first brush strokes with a very translucent coffee wash and from this point he continues to enhance the artwork with multiple layers of the beverage. Llanes considers his work as an illustrated poem, using metaphors in his compositions to create stories, allegories, and themes. His art exhibitions, educational presentations, and hands on workshop skills have been enthusiastically received at the Collier County Museums in Naples, Florida, the Franklin G Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the Charleston Alliance for the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina.

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