Thursday, April 9, 2015

Afro-Cuban Artist Guido Llinás: Expo of Parisian Works

A remarkable collection of works by Guido Llinás (1923-2005), an exiled Cuban artist who was heavily influenced by the abstract expressionist movement in the U.S. and African art, is being shown in Paris through April 30.

Vernissage invitation

A contemporary of Wifredo Lam, Llinás moved to Paris in 1963 and lived here until his death. The exhibition presents several of his Parisian oeuvre, including Pintura Negra (Black Painting) works that date from the 1960s and beyond.

Pintura Negra
1968-1970 Acrylic and oil on paper mounted on canvas
Image by Suzanne Nagy

Pintura Negra
1988-89 Oil on canvas
© Discover Paris!

Pintura Negra
1990 Acrylic and matte acrylic varnish
© Discover Paris!

Of particular importance is his Hommage to Wifredo Lam, painted in 1982, the year of Lam’s death.

Hommage to Wifredo Lam
1982 Oil on canvas
Image courtesy of the estate of Guido Llinás

Watch the artist at work here.

Curator Christoph Singer and estate manager Jean-Philippe Aka joined forces to put together this private show.

Christoph Singler, Monique Y. Wells, and Jean-Philippe Aka
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To arrange a visit to this exposition, which is being shown at

41, rue Coquillière
75001 Paris

contact Jean-Philippe Aka at

Hours are by appointment only.

Follow Jean-Philippe on Twitter at @handpickjpak to receive artist updates and to learn when the printed catalog for the exposition will be available.


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