Street and studio artist Michael Aaron Williams has been working on a beautiful series of portraits painted with coffee on finding sheets of used ledger paper that dates back to the 1920s and 30s. Similar to the outdoor installations, his gallery artwork also focuses on the ephemeral nature of people. Through his paintings and drawings, he attempts to represent the fragile nature of life, purity, and culture.
Paint and ink are the vehicles by which movement and conflict are expressed. The beauty and pain of human nature are represented by the creation and deconstruction of the artwork. Rather than wholeness necessitating beauty, he portrays the human soul as complete despite the fractures. As such, the artwork becomes more relatable to the viewer and consequently more impacting.
Presenting to you the Incredible coffee art by Michael Aaron Williams. You can see more images on his Instagram page.