Ruebón Edgerly is an Artist/Photographer, based in Hawaii, works from his studio, Pele’s Eye, situated in the foothills of Mona Loa Volcano over looking the vast, beautiful, Pacific Ocean, the most southern studio in the USA.
As sunlight spills like paint unto a canvas, his studio bursts with an artistic palette including an exquisite array of Beauty, Figurative Art, Fine Art, and Artistic Nudes. “I capture a glimpse of beauty in every person I photograph,” says Ruebón.
Using his solid background in both construction and sculpture, Ruebón works from a custom-built, day-lit studio, in natural lighting to create works of art in each of his subjects.
Ruebón began studying art at an early age, preferring always to sketch and paint above traditional studies. When he was 9 years old, his father bought him his first camera, and he fell in love with it instantly. Since then, he has studied fine art and has been an astute student of both art and science. He went on to focus on a repertoire of sculpture, drawing, and photography, but began concentrating primarily on photography in 2011. "When I see light playing on a dark space, I imagine a form and want to 'light up the darkness'. Even so, the concept makes up a lovely image," he says of his work which celebrates natural form and features, showcased within natural lighting. At times, his work incorporates organic texture and patterns as they overlay unto images, blending natural form and line with solar radiance. Clients often remark the effect makes them look beautiful.
Yet, his work cannot fully be understood without its cultural eclectics, as many of his pieces are awash in an Asian influence, due to his extensive travel abroad. Ancestor painter Joseph Benjamin Constant has greatly influenced his art in reference to his subjects' position, poise, and space. A recurrent thematic devise is Ruebón's captivation with the inner beauty and the delight of form. Much like Constant's celebration of the human body's grace and dignity, Ruebón's art pieces seek to unleash the beauty that each person houses within and to capture the light that is already illuminating.
“I would wish my portraits to be of the people, not like them. Not having a look of the sitter, being them.” - Lucian Freud