Artists often look for the beauty in the most ordinary. Ruben is certainly no exception to this rule. However, his muse is the sporting objects we see around us every day.
We caught up with the Barcelona based artist who formally trained as a sports lawyer, to find out a bit more about the man behind the art.
CK: We normally start with this question, Rude – so keeping with tradition: What football team do you support?
RE: I am a lifelong Liverpool fan, nobody told me about the club, we just sort of came together. I finally got my first LFC kit for the 95-96 season on a summer which I spent with my family in London. I would have been 9 at the time. It was the green and white one from adidas. So, I guess even then I had an eye for design because I didn't pick the obvious home colours.
CK: So for people who haven’t heard of you before, tell us a bit about yourself and profession.
RE: Well, I’m Ruda Echeverría, a multidisciplinary artist. I was born in London but have spent most of my life in Caracas, though I currently reside in Barcelona!
Growing up as the child of ballet dancer parents, I ended up rebelling into a career in sports law, representing some of the top football and basketball teams in Venezuela. Whilst it was a very fun challenge, I wasn't entirely happy with the office set up and working on other people's documents. So, I ended up leaving it all for a career in arts, via a clothing brand I started back in 2013. Currently, I’m working with a variety of mediums which I haven’t fully mastered just yet. But I am trying to remain free of personal expectations and having fully developed ideas for everything I end up producing.