"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 interviewed to be part of Oleos & Canvas. Being born in Cuba it is to struggle against adversity every day, and to become stronger for it. Throughout h is years of being artists he has mastered his craft through frugal means and manages to create his own unique style that is representative of his beliefs and culture.
For the year of 2020 as a way of giving back to his Cuban Heritage he exclusively painted portraits of in the traditional African Attire to explore the roots of our country and feel more connected to our history.