My fine art paintings are my chosen language to use a pictorial narration without the need for endless written explanations about what something means. I often use magical realism to express specific symbols that strive to capture cultural experiences and tender memories of my childhood. I learned to thrive on the joy of mixing symbols or metaphors in my paintings that could convey double meanings to poems and dreams in my art. My culture and my Cuban roots are the essence of my soul that provides me with an endless supply of concepts, ideas, emotions, values, and beliefs that I wish to express.
Reynier Llanes – Born Pinar del Rio, Cuba - August 15, 1985
Reynier Llanes was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba August 15, 1985. He attended the school of art (Instructores de arte) for four years and at the age of 19, he completed his studies in 2004. In Havana, Reynier was tutored by one of the country’s most recognized realist artists, Juan Miguel Suarez.
In the United States, LIanes was named one of the "New Superstars of Southern Art" - OXFORD AMERICA, and recognized by the Mayor of Charleston with a "purchase award" for the art collection of the city of Charleston. His art is on permanent exhibition in the Museum collection of Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum – Myrtle Beach, SC and has been exhibited in numerous Museums and galleries throughout the east coast that includes the Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL.
The quality of his paintings resulted in his participating in important exhibitions where he gained numerous prizes, nominations and fame which took his paintings as far as South America and Asia.
It was in 2007 where LIanes availed himself of an opportunity to emigrate from Cuba and moved to the United States.
LIanes currently reside and work in Charleston, South Carolina where he is also an art consultant for the renowned artist Jonathan Green at Green’s studio in Daniel Island, SC. In addition to painting, Llanes is an art manager and representative of fine art created by professional artists who continue to live and work in Cuba.