Age: 57
Hometown: Bayamón
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BiographyI starts to learn drawing, painting and printmaking at an early age from my father, Rubén Rivera Aponte, who is a well known painter and printmaker. In 1981, my pencil drawing “Germination, Repression” wins first mention at the prestigious “Certamen de Artes Plásticas" sponsored by Revista Sin Nombre. In 1990 I opens a traditional 2D animation studio. My short ”Boxhead” won first prize at “Cinextremos Film Festival” in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1996, I wins the “Premio Al Merito” given by the “Fondo Nacional Para el Financiamiento de Quehacer Cultural, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña” for my achievements as an independent animator. In 1998 I begins to concentrate on web design and the artistic and multimedia possibilities of advanced digital medium, developing additional skills in programs like Photoshop, Painter, Flash and Director. Recently my drawing "Larvas II" wins a Honorific Mention at the "Bienal del Dibujo de Las Américas Rafael Cauduro".
InterestsArt, animation, film/video, poetry, literature, Illusionism, travel, cats, surfing, sex, philosophy
MusicDebussy, Sepultura, Wagner, Handel, Slayer, Hector Lavoe, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Joseph Anton Riedl, Ianis Xenakis, John Cage, Richie Rey &; Bobby Cruz, Ismael Rivera, Sonora Ponceña, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Robert Frip, Led Zeppelin, Silvio Rodriguez, Pablo Milanes, Violeta Parra, Charles Parker, Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Pantera, Nirvana, Mecano, Cafe Tacuba, Fionna Apple, The Doors, Gustav Mahler, Telemann, Poulenc, Valient Thorr, Comets on Fire...
FilmsLOTR, La Strada, Eraserhead, El arbol de los suecos, Taxi Driver, El sol del membrillo, Enter the Dragon, Lady Kung Fu, Kill Bill, Los Santos Inocentes, The Spirit of the beehive, Magnolia, Dog Day Afternoon, El Laberinto del Fauno, El espinazo del diablo, Hable con ella, One flew over the cuckoo's nest, Pulp Fiction, I`m Cuba, Dodeskaden, Ran, Kagemusha, A Woman Under the Influence, Amacord, El Topo, Santa Sangre, ...Movies by Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubric, Fellini, Godard, Tim Burton, Pedro Almodovar, Nanni Moretti, Stan Brackage, Truffaut, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Orson Welles, Emilio Fernandez, Luis Bunuel, Claire Denis, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Milos Forman, Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, John Cassavetes, Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, Bernardo Bertolucci, Stanley Kubrick, Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee ...
TelevisionPen & Teller Bullshit, South Park, Twilight Zone, The Simpsons
BooksParadiso, Ficciones, Queremos tanto a Glenda, La vuelta al día en ochenta mundos, La Metamorfosis, Cada vez te despides mejor, El Proceso, The Magic Mountain, Una vida violenta, Todos los nombres... books by Lezama Lima, Borges, Cortazar, Mann, Kafka, Calvino, Rulfo... Philosophy: Foucault, Deleuze, Nietzsche, Spinoza...

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cynthia02 How is your day....... I saw your profile at and some thing about you move my intress to comminicate with you so how is life treating you. Please i want you to use this email address to write me back( so that i can give you my picture and tell you more about me ok.stay cool and enjoy your self.kisesssssssssss Yours lovely Cynthia

Lime ( Deleted user )

Good ART Work Ruben.


I love your 'La Perla'.Great.Regards.


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join my network: for creative people check it out


Power that makes me silent....


"""""portraits""""" gallery is a nice collection of drawings.... great work and use of media....sharon :)


kool work, well done , nets


Your drawings are amazing, bravo ! Keep up the good work ! Regards,Brischit


Nice naturalistic effects! mesmerizing...


I agree with Peter, self portrait - stong! And all your works are very sensitive, congratulations.


Hi Ruben, Nice portraits, especially your self portrait, very tensfull. Peter


Your self-portraits on the black paper, outstanding!! I love linocut art, I've haven't done them since High School. I do inspirational abstract art now that's digitally composed. Visit my site when you get the time.

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hi Ruben. I love "Conguero" and "Mask" as well as your portraits. Nice work.


I enjoy your site Ruben, a series of nice work, Abada is wonderful, only a few lines and what a nice portrait, you are a talented artist Ruben, thanks for sharing your great works, best wishes - ranjan


love your work. Congrats. Amazing


Excellent work

KyleWood ( Deleted user )

Reply to this, need to send you personal message


there's a depth within your artworks, which attracts me so much!


Greetings - beautiful linocuts...