Oil on canvas, 2019
Dimensions: 60 x 80 cm / 24 x 31 in
"Look at me " by Renier Cabrera Marrero is a portrait made of oil on canvas.
"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 one of the first conversations our team had when we met with Renier Cabrera Marrero.
Being a Cuban artist is to struggle against adversity every day, and to become stronger for it. Throughout his 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.
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.