• Graphite and ball point pen on paper, 21.5 x 28 cm, 2016
  • Ball point pen on paper, 25.5 x 28 cm, 2017
  • Graphite on paper, 21.5 x 33 cm, 2017
  • Graphite on paper, 14 x 21 cm, 2016
  • Graphite on paper, 14.5 x 21 cm, 2016
  • Graphite on paper, 18.5 x 22.5 cm, 2016
  • Graphite on paper, 21.5 x 33 cm, 2017
  • Graphite on paper, 21.5 x 33 cm, 2017
  • Ball point pen on paper, 21.5 x 28 cm, 2016
  • Graphite on paper, 20.5 x 23 cm, 2016
  • Graphite on paper, 24 x 32 cm, 2016
  • Ball point pen on paper, 15 x 18 cm, 2017
Darién Robaina Alonso
Pinar del Río, 1986

Darien’s childhood was particularly tough. He was born with Down’s syndrome but also he had heart problems at birth. In addition, he got leukemia when he was 4 years old, and an irreversible decrease of sight. His inner strength and the unconditional support of his mother made possible for him to overcome these problems, and also made him able to achieve a meaningful development in his communication skills and language despite of his disabilities. Darien’s creativity is outstanding. His skills for plastic arts gave him the possibility to use several materials and different ways to express himself. The stories his mother used to tell him since he was a kid became the principal source of his inspiration, so did the daily experiences, dreams, and fantasies. Gnomes, goblins, witches, forest animals, among others are the characters created by him. Countless creatures placed in colored worlds or just using graphite shades.

Exhibitions
  • 2016. First Exhibition of the Art Brut Project Cuba’s Collection. RIERA STUDIO.
  • 2015. 3 x 21. RIERA STUDIO. Havana, Cuba.