Mysteriously Silent art by Ruben Ireland
Did you ever feel someones strength by just looking at their eyes? By looking at their attitude?
Ruben Ireland is an artist, illustrator, and all of his illustrations speak about the strength which comes from within. Characters in his illustrations are usually soft and gentle, but strong. It is this contradiction in his work that caught my attention. By observing further I noticed how all of his illustrations speak about the right attitude one can have. Even if you are not the strongest, if you believe in yourself, you can achieve your strength through what you believe is right.
His illustrations have this formal look, everything is so sophisticated, his characters are ready for whatever, because they believe that they are ready, and you can see that in their eyes.
Color black, I believe speaks about the simplicity of the idea of his concept – “I am who I am and I believe thats good enough”. This adds to the sophisticated side of his illustrations. Those who are strong are often presenting themselves as an open book because they wish to offer what they are to everyone.
None of his characters in his illustrations show any form of defeat. Even if they are fragile soft bodies. The look in their eyes is stronger than any type of danger that could be brought down on them. There is no room for any kind of cowardness on his illustrations. There is nothing but acceptance and understanding. These illustrations put a viewer through the imaginary danger, just so that he could understand that the only way to deal with the world is by accepting whatever comes and dealing with it. And if one can’t deal with it, then he should try as there is no giving up. There is no defeat if it didn’t break your spirit. Like Bruce Lee once said “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” Same goes for his illustrations. “The state of mind” of the characters is simple “I believe in my ability to handle the world”.
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