The emotion felt in each face in my pieces represent the experiences we share, hide or are unaware of just as the expression on a strangers face while riding the subway or in a crowd
Ruben has always found inspiration from HannahxBarbera and Tex Avery cartoons. Growing up in NY with heavy city influences, he developed respect for graffiti writing. Doodling from a very young age, after serving in the Marine Corps, Rube found himself collaborating with RedBull and High Times Magazine designing fashion shows in large cities and becoming a favored name in the Cannabis art industry. He began painting murals in the city of Denver and quickly expanded to both coasts with appearances at Art Basel Miami, San Francisco Southern California and the Midwest.
The straight lines and curves that are predominant in these pieces are to represent the necessary balance in structure and creativity/male and female energy/logic and emotion.
The black and white is to represent duality and polarity. Some believe that a Polarity consciousness leads us to the illusion that we are individuals separate from others.