Here are some photos of the Simbiosis exhibition Ruben Sanchez aka “Zoonchez” did earlier this year in Madrid, Spain along with Danny Wainwright and Alex Castañeda. More about Ruben’s art here.
Born in Madrid, Ruben Sanchez currently splits his time between Barcelona and New York City as the art director for Spain’s Alai Skateboards. A self-taught artist, Ruben has a strong graphic style that resonates through all his projects. He works with a variety of mediums including original and digital illustration, graffiti, painting, graphic design, animation and video.
Cubism, stained glass art, mediterranean, mosaics, flamenco, some scandinavian art,
picasso, juan gris, stig lindberg.
Chaos. Dirty wood pieces over the place, sketchbooks, newspapers, a 2002 iMac, a broken Macbook, a Wacom intuos A5, a Canon 400d, lens, tons of markers, brushes, acrylics, beers, sprays, friends. Music all the time, mostly hip-hop and Flamenco.
A crazy idea sometimes in the most unexpected situation > remembering it is (the hardest step) > draw it in a piece of paper, napkin, sketchbook > use hands or computer to produce it > change a lot of things from the original sketch > finish it.
Mi familia, mis amigos, my NY family, travels, skateboarding, graffiti, to live doing what I want. Someone telling me that he / she likes what I do, that’s motivation.
The last 3 books I read were The Bilderberg Club, The curious world of drugs and their friends, Omertà.
Most Inspiring Person
My dad, he’s a warrior.
If you have the opportunity to be in Madrid check out the show that Select Culture Squad artist Ruben Sanchez is taking part in: Simbiosis.
You should know this up front – we have a lot of love for Antenna Magazine. Check out some Select product in their latest issue, Winter 2010, on shelves now. They feature the new Skate4Cancer Convert shoe in Green (on the left) and the Ruben Sanchez 99 Vulc shoe (on the right).
Here’s a sneak peek at the men’s shoes that Ruben Sanchez designed for our Spring 2010 collection. Check out his blog www.zoonchez.com for more on Ruben.