“These pages were never intended to be public so it’s kind of a personal exercise here. I like the idea of people seeing what’s in my brain somehow. I always have had the curiosity of seeing other artist’s notebooks and dig in their mentality in order to understand better their work. Now it’s time to share mine.”
Rubén Sánchez is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Madrid (1979), adopted by Barcelona and Dubai in the past years. He is coming from the subcultures of graffiti and skateboarding with graphic design and illustration as a background.
With this book he gives an insight into his very personal sketchbooks for the first time, diaries full of notes, experiences, drawings, printing experiments, quotations, tickets etc. Sketches of many works, which can be found in many countries around the globe in the context of art festivals, commissioned works, humanitarian projects or international exhibitions, but also as any kind of “uncommissioned” works.
“My work is made of messages to depict through strong interactions and chain reactions. A visual balance always surrounded by a Mediterranean vibe, in a journey with no destination.”
Published by Slanted, 192 pgs, 21.5 × 17 cm, softcover, Oct 2020, 978-3-948440-10-7