"The Coffee Picker", Miguel Sopena, 2017
Oil on Canvas
60 x 50 cm
I painted this piece from my imagination after looking into the nature of the work in coffee plantations all over the world. I like coffee as much as anyone else but we seldom think about the very precarious conditions in which plantation workers often live and work. The central figure in my painting aims to stand for all those people. I was also struck by the beauty of the tropical landscape and the coffee plantations as shown in the images you can find on the Internet, but we must remember that it is often a backdrop to very difficult conditions.