Monday, March 8, 2010

NICK Ruben Toledo

Ruben Toledo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1961 , Ruben is a painter, sculptor, illustrator, fashion chronicler and critic and surrealist. Toledo during his carer designed statues, store windows, trophies, dishes and carpet designs. he painted Murals, portraits, album covers and funnily enough barns.In the fashion world he paints alot of backdrops for models to be photographed against which I think looks really good and keeps things new and exciting in the spring Nordstorm ad he even got to paint the models. Ruben has a book he has realeased called Style Dictionary which is basically bout the ideas and trends in the history of fashion design. He was highly sort after for his comical illustrations and worked for magazine companies like The New Yorker, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country,paper, Visionaire, Interview and The New York Times. Ruben met his wife Isabel when he was 13 in New jersey he believed it was love at first sight, she became in love with his artwork before she was drawn to him. Rubens wife is also a famous designer and they worked together on a famous exhibition called Toledo/Toledo : A Marriage of Art and Fashion which has been on tour in the US since 2000 at the Museam at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York city, where they both now live and work and have been working together for 15 years. Ruben and Isabel work from home in Manhattan in the penthouse of an 11 story building which doesnt seam to take a negitive effect on their creativity. Ruben has just recently completed his first film Fashionation which is an animation about french fashion design. Ruben has had works in Museums across the globe like The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Textile Museum at the Louvre and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Rubens Illustrations are quirky and bizarre and out of the ordinary I personally really like them.

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