Steamy Coffee Paintings from Edel Rodriguez

April 24, 2014

Cuban American artist Edel Rodriguez is inspired by personal history, religious rituals, politics, memory, and nostalgia. His figurative works are and examination of identity, cultural displacement, and mortality. Possibly being influenced by Cuba's coffee culture, this series was created with painted coffee on paper the way one would use watercolor. Edel made his way to America in 1980 and graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1998.