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Swimmers 623 at Pink Islands Coral Reef by Ruben Abstract

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Painting, Acrylic on Wood Panel
23.6 inch x 28.7 inch

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About This Work

I HAVE HEARD THAT YOUR STORY IS UNIQUE … Probably a bit. One day in the beach during summer 2017 I saw what the Portuguese painter Carla Sa Fernandes was doing, and I decided that I was doing it too. Since then, l have not received yet a painting lesson. My field has always been marketing in multinational companies in the food industry. I still feel I know much more of that. SO, YOUR BACKGROUND IS DIFFERENT TO THE REST OF THE ARTISTS … Yes, and I feel so much respect when I hear or see the technique rom artists doing watercolor or oil paintings, fine art, sculptures. I just feel I am a fan of modern art. HOW DID ALL STARTED WITH SWIMMERS? It all happened because of what I call a “confidence-trampoline” in my life which was finishing my first Ironman full distance triathlon in Lanzarote. I love that moment where we are all in silence together starting the swim and knowing that it’s all finally happening after so many dreams and efforts. From the other side, when I think of my concept of paradise, I don’t see myself laying in a hammock under a palm tree, but I am swimming in a transparent water looking at the shadow of my body under the sun. WHY OF YOUR ARTISTIC NAME? Well, ha ha “Rodriguez” did not sound to me too artistic and “Abstract” gave it a realistic touch of what I was ready to do for many years. The story of my logo I like because the two halves represent my brain and how it works, and it also reflects my parent’s contribution to my artistic life. HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR ART? OK, I will share the keywords that I use to define it when I upload my artworks on the online art platforms: Pop, Abstract, Modern, Contemporary, Figurative art. (I hope art curators feel I have it right!) SO, TO WHAT GENERATION OF ARTISTS DO YOU FEEL YOU BELONG TO? I don´t really know, but I guess that to a similar one that other artists I admire such as: Juan Genoves, Ahmet Gunestekin, Callen Schaub, Okuda, Niki Hare, Ronald Hunter or Carla Sa Fernandes for example. WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU USE? Well, I started going to a shop that opened long hours as I knew that I would keep going all the time due to my lack of knowledge in art, so I ended up painting with enamel paint on wood, and then I add epoxy resin. I am definitely not a classic acrylic painter that buys in an art-supplies typical shop. WHAT ONLINE SEARCH WOULD GO STRAIGHT TO YOUR OFFER? That is a very contemporary question ha ha! and I think it should be these: “blue water”, “blue ocean” and “blue sea” and obviously “Swimmers” too, although the sea can also be of any color: blue, white, green, red, pink, grey, yellow, orange, or even silver or gold. APART FROM ONLINE, WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU? At this stage I am not diversifying too much and for example I am not even doing prints, but just one-of-a-kind authentic original artworks. At the moment and since a year ago, I am working with a known local gallerist mainly doing fairs and shows, she is Soraya Cartategui, and she has been in this art world for years. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS TIME? Well, if I am honest, the first two flash ideas in my mind where Moma and Metropolitan Museum of art, but who knows. Right now, I am not into wall painting, so I might continue doing what I do, but maybe more people would know about Swimmers Collection and will connect with the message behind it, as that swimmer going in a different direction not just represents my story but the story of many people that are trying to fight for their dream, no matter what people say, no matter what it takes.

Ruben Abstract

RUBEN ABSTRACT

Madrid, Madrid Spain

The Swimmers Collection MANIFESTO: 1. We are all Swimmers in a constantly changing sea. 2. You are in charge of your attitude and your direction. 3. Don´t follow the rest. 4. Forget what people expect from you. 5. Be the one swimmer that goes... More

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Artwork Details

Type: Painting
Medium: Acrylic
Support Type: Wood Panel
Artwork Height: 23.6 inch
Artwork Width: 28.7 inch
Depth: 1.6 inch
Weight: 6.6 lbs

Ready to Hang: Yes
Framed: No
Year Created: 2021
Signed: Yes
Signature Location: bottom right

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