Celebrating Human Connection: “Embracing Divinity” Exhibition by Reynier Llanes

Frascione Gallery in Palm Beach is delighted to announce its much-anticipated spring exhibition, “Embracing Divinity: A State of Grace,” featuring the remarkable works of Reynier Llanes.

This captivating showcase of human connection and emotion is set to enrapture art enthusiasts from April 19th to May 30th, 2024, at Frascione Gallery’s Palm Beach venue situated at 256 Worth Avenue, Via Amore, Suite O, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

Unveiling Reynier Llanes’ Artistry

Daisy B. Diaz, the esteemed curator and creative director of Frascione Gallery, presents an exquisite collection of artworks by the acclaimed Cuban artist, Reynier Llanes.

Celebrating Human Connection: "Embracing Divinity" Exhibition by Reynier Llanes
Master of the Scandicci Lamentation, Madonna and Child ca. 1510 – 1520

Alongside Llanes’ creations, the exhibition will feature masterpieces from the 16th and 17th centuries by revered Florentine painters Francesco Botti and the Master of the Lamentation of Scandicci.

This collaborative endeavour aims to showcase the profound beauty of human embrace across diverse scenarios, ranging from the enchanting to the contemplative.

“Dive into the vibrant iconographic world crafted by Llanes, one of the most distinguished Latin artists of our time,” remarks Diaz. “Join us in celebrating the fusion of past and present, tradition and innovation, as we present a mesmerising display of artistic expression.”

Journey Through Llanes’ Artistic Realm

Within Llanes’ oeuvre, iconic figures such as The Poet, The Tourist, and The Keepers populate distinct series, each serving as conduits for the artist’s fears, aspirations, and visions for humanity’s future.

Celebrating Human Connection: "Embracing Divinity" Exhibition by Reynier Llanes
Reynier Llanes, The Welders Light 2021

“Embracing Divinity” invites spectators into this immersive realm, seamlessly intertwining the conventions of European painting with Llanes’ contemporary sensibilities. Nature thrives and rejuvenates, even amidst its own demise, depicted across various mediums—from the opulence of oil on canvas to the delicacy of gouache on paper, and Llanes’ innovative use of coffee as a medium.

This selection showcases moments of profound grace, where the essence of creation is encapsulated in the tender embrace of mother and father, where the promise of spring blossoms forth, and where the enigmas of the cosmos are mirrored in the countenances of Llanes’ characters.

Through his artistry, Llanes invites viewers to contemplate the eternal cycle of life, offering glimpses into a realm where hope and wonder endure.

Spotlight on Reynier Llanes

Reynier Llanes’ artistic journey is a fusion of symbolism and expression, marked by a progression from realism to a distinctive style characterised by refined technique, impressionistic brushwork, and captivating storytelling.

His virtuosity in mastering diverse media seamlessly intertwines with his profound desire to weave narratives and construct entire worlds teeming with characters and metaphors.

Celebrating Human Connection: "Embracing Divinity" Exhibition by Reynier Llanes
Reynier Llanes, Blanca’s Visitor 2020

Born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba in 1985, Llanes commenced his artistic education at the city’s School of Art (Instructores de Arte), where he studied for four years under the tutelage of Juan Miguel Suárez, one of Cuba’s most renowned realist artists. In 2005, he relocated to Havana to further his studies and collaborate with fellow artists.

Subsequently, in 2007, Llanes immigrated to the United States, where he currently resides and works in Miami. His accolades include being named one of the 2012 “New Superstars of Southern Art” by Oxford America and receiving a “first purchase award” for a piece now part of the city of Charleston’s art collection.

Llanes’ art graces the permanent collections of prestigious institutions such as the Denver Art Museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Snite Museum of Art, Polk Museum of Art, The Arkansas Arts Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Art, DeLand, FL, and the museum collection of Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC.

In conclusion, “Embracing Divinity: A State of Grace” stands as a testament to the transformative power of art in fostering profound human connections.

Celebrating Human Connection: "Embracing Divinity" Exhibition by Reynier Llanes
Reynier Llanes, Blooming 2021

Reynier Llanes’ masterful blend of tradition and innovation, coupled with his evocative storytelling, invites viewers on a journey of introspection and wonder.

Through his vibrant canvases and intricate narratives, Llanes captures the essence of life’s eternal cycle, urging us to contemplate the beauty and resilience inherent in the human experience.

As the exhibition unfolds at Frascione Gallery in Palm Beach, it not only celebrates the convergence of past and present but also serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring impact of artistic expression on our lives.

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