BET Black Canvas: Ruben Ubiera
Ruben Gerardo Ubiera Gonzalez was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and grew up in the Bronx. Ruben paints and draws in a style he coined as “Postgraffism,” an evolution of graffiti into a more conceptual and figurative visual form. His inspiration is derived from the interactivity between man and his urban environment. His murals can be found throughout the country and in collections such as the Polk Museum of Art. Ruben’s publicly commissioned work frequently depicts the realities faced by the Black community, immigrants, indigenous people, and those facing racial or other forms of discrimination across the United States.