Ruben Ireland is a graphic artist and illustrator in London. Using a fusion of traditional techniques and digital processing, he creates thoughtful, dreamlike images that carry emotional weight as well as a relevance to daily life. Tools include ink, acrylic, dirty water, foods, weathered paper, as well as Photoshop and a wacom tablet.
With Great Power
There are many reasons why I prefer women in my work. I’m mostly drawn to portraying women because they have a greater ability for communication through subtle expressions and gestures. Also, women are braver in exploring beauty and style for themselves, which means that although my work is surreal, it’s easier to believe that none of it is impossible. One day however, I’m sure I’ll have an idea that requires I paint a man, I’m still very open to that.
Ceci N’est Pas Un Chapeau