Collection: Renier Cabrera Marrero

"To this day, I don't know where I would be if I did not have art in my life. I would most likely be dead without it" 

This was the first thing Renier Cabrera Marrero told us when he joined Oleos & Canvas. Completely self taught and with no academic formation, Renier is an excellent illustrator who finds inspiration from his two young daughters. Dreaming of a better future, this motif is clear through his surrealist paintings that provide social commentary of the situation in Cuba.

In one of his more notable series, Renier Cabrera Marrero spent an entire year painting exclusively portraits of black women in traditional African garbs to represent the African roots that run deep in Cuban society.

Read more about Renier on his Curriculum Vitae