I'm a child at heart, fascinated by the supernatural, transfixed by the dark and fantastical. I use pen and ink, acrylic, spray art, collage, and digital design to create heavy-bodied, highly stylized characters. Many pieces feature splatter and brush techniques that capture the carefree and fleeting nature of youth.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Familial loss, nomadic living, and horror films rocked the foundation of my formative years. As a child, I was plagued by nightmares that inspired me to create images equally suspenseful. From chaos came depression, and drawing provided consistency. As it happens, B-Rad my brother, is also an artist and has proved to be one of the most influential people in my life.
Though I'm primarily a visual artist, my collaborations include short films, musical projects, and a theatrical presentation on Halloween to celebrate all that is SPOOKY!
In the past I've planned, organized, promoted, and hosted fundraisers for suicide prevention programs, mental health awareness, at risk youth, and art education. It's my way of bringing light to the darker aspects of living. Art can be a constructive outlet; for me, it was necessary. This is the sentiment drives me to share with others. It's a good way to be. Everyday, do what you can to create and inspire!
Born in California, raised in Wagoner, Oklahoma, Ruben now resides in Everett, WA as a Freelance Artist. He is no stranger to galleries, among the most notable include STATIX, True Love, Black Lab Art Gallery, AND NOW Happy Time Apocalypse of the Greenwood Art Collective!!!
WHERE TO FIND ME
Black Lab Art Gallery
1618 Hewitt Ave,
Everett, WA 98201
Happy Time Apocalypse /Greenwood Art Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave #1,
Seattle, WA 98103
Push / Pull (Merchandise)
5484 Shilshole Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Pioneer Square Saloon
73 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104
BE SURE TO CHECK THE EVENT PAGE TO SEE WHAT I'M UP TO NEXT!