Ruben Urrea Moreno
A multi-disciplinary Chicano artist born and raised in Tucson, AZ. His work has been included in group and solo exhibitions in El Paso, L.A., San Diego, Phoenix, Mexico, and on the International Mexican American border itself. His work is in the permanent collections of the Tucson Museum of Art and El Paso Museum of Art, and Austin Museum of Art. Ruben currently works as a full-time museum professional with the Arizona State Museum.
Ruben's work examines themes of human rights, cultural issues, political plights, the struggles of immigrant communities, and healing.
Open Studio Tour
About the Process
As a self-taught artist, I approach my work through the lens of my personal experience and views on global politics with the conviction that, as an artist, I have a responsibility to cast a light on both the beauty and cruelty of human existence on our planet. Through oil and acrylic narrative and symbolic painting, heritage, mythology, my Mexican-American and indigenous heritage influence my content. The imagery I produce is often filled with elements of love, life, death, and the ethos of good and bad within a modern social context. Through my work, I wish to inspire people toward a place of empowerment. I challenge the viewer to interact with the work by questioning and sharing the ideas of their own interpretations.
How to Purchase
Prints and various fun gift ideas are available for purchase on my website https://www.redbubble.com/people/rubenumoreno/shop
There is very little original artwork available at the moment but what I do have left is available to see by appointment and in person this Saturday, December 4th 11am to 4pm. It’ll be a semi-outdoor traditional Open-Studio day. (Two car garage with the door open)
You are welcome to find the event page on Facebook via my fan page (see below)
Forms of payment: cash, PayPal, Zelle, CashApp, Venmo and cryptocurrency.