Rubén Gómez Masip focuses in his work on exploration and self-study, striking a balance between photographic, illustrative and painterly elements within his crisp depictions of seemingly routine urban scenes. With his combination of realistic inspirations and unexpected colors and forms, Rubén’s work encourages the viewer to examine the underlying beauty and emotions present in everyday life. The painter explores materials such as plaster, cardboard, wood etc., but his favored oil on canvas technique allows him to realize a certain vibrant quality. Freshness and simplicity define Rubén’s work, which begins like a snapshot with its candid subject matter but then slowly takes on the feeling of an illustration as the artist emphasizes the most expressive components, such as the eyes in his portraits. Finally, the application of cool and warm primary colors to a black and white backdrop further enhances the particularly evocative details within the work and allows viewers to interpret for themselves how the bright blues and reds color the emotional dialogue of the piece.
Rubén Gómez Masip currently lives and works in Taradell near Barcelona.