Art Spotting: Ruben Ireland’s Wild Illustrations

Written by Tanner

Fierce illustrations of women gone wild, by Ruben Ireland

The words “I am woman, hear me roar” have never been interpreted more literally than in these illustrations by London-based illustrationist Ruben Ireland. Part woman, part wild, the dynamic juxtapositions arranged in each piece create a tension that draws you in and won’t let you look away. Ireland builds mood and structure in each piece by combining dirty water, acrylic, foods, and weathered paper, similar to how birds build a nest with whatever supplies they can find in their surroundings…

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Tanner is a cool cat from Alaska who left the arctic in search of the hot fashion scene in NYC. He stays hydrated in the heat drinking coconut flavored anything and warm in the cold by cocooning himself in layers of his hand knit scarves. His current obsession? Mixing his drink with equal parts of Diet Sierra Mist and the Dolly Parton station on Pandora

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