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Ruben Natal San-Miguel, Ivana (Most Hated), 2019 East Harlem, NYC. Dye sublimation on aluminum 24

Ruben Natal San-Miguel, Ivana (Most Hated), 2019 East Harlem, NYC. Dye sublimation on aluminum 24 x 24 inches, version of 3


Ruben Natal San-Miguel / American Splendor
Friday July 2nd and Saturday July 3rd, 7-9pm
Gary Marotta High-quality Art

162 industrial street
provincetown, ma

By WM July, 2021

The environmental images of Ruben Natal San-Miguel in essence is primordial in mother nature. American Beauty, targeted on environmental portraiture captures the reality as the style indicates. 

Ruben’s passion for every single interaction with his unsuspecting turned willing contributors is palpable in his photos. Emotions stir viewing these heartfelt pictures of legitimate American Elegance.

Present exhibitions contain Coney Island: Past Cease by Rubennatal.Sanmiguel on exhibit now at the Barclay’s Heart / Atlantic Yards port of the MTA NYC Subway Artwork & Design Lightbox Challenge and The Flag Project at Rockefeller Heart. Virtual exhibits of Ladies Are Beautiful for the duration of the pandemic include things like The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC. and Postmasters Gallery, NYC. Ruben’s impression entitled “Toilet Paper Hoarder” Harlem, NYC graced the go over of the New York Instances on Might 26, 2020 capturing a window of an apartment creating stacked whole peak with rolls of TP.

Ruben Natal San-Miguel, Black On White, White On Black ” ( Brian ) 2018, Roosevelt Island, NYC. Dye sublimation on aluminum, 24 x 24 inches, version of 3

Artists Assertion:

American Elegance

America has a culturally accepted norm of what will make a person beautiful. A common that is tricky to meet up with. Being light-skinned, blonde and blue-eyed is the benchmark of natural beauty, of what is most desirable. … These theories also assist make clear why sure actual physical attributes are additional beneficial in American culture.

The us has a culturally recognized norm of what will make another person wonderful. A typical that is tough to fulfill. Currently being mild-skinned, blonde and blue-eyed is the benchmark of splendor, of what is most fascinating. But is that genuinely what it will take to be interesting in The us? This exploration examines the partnership involving race, birth-position, ethnicity and self-rated attractiveness. The Typical Social Survey (2016) provides the quantitative knowledge for this analyze. Although previous literature explores the connections among id, self-esteem, and attractiveness, it does not discover the intersection of distinctive determining properties. Group place and Colourism ways present the theoretical foundations for the hypothesis and the study done in this paper. These theories also assistance explain why particular physical characteristics are more useful in American modern society. So how does the privileging of White America, especially when measuring magnificence, influence one’s impression of their personal attractiveness? This study has 1,622 respondents—non-institutionalized, English or Spanish talking older people, who are living in the nation. A number of regression assessment was made use of to take a look at the specific and collaborative associations among the variables. The final results from this research concur with some of conclusions from the literature. Yet, they do not support the hypotheses. The benefits concluded that getting Non-White experienced small impact on one’s self-rated attractiveness. Similarly, birthplace and ethnicity experienced no statistical importance. Nonetheless, the controls, age and sexual intercourse, are major. This study explores the function identity plays in one’s see of their personal magnificence. Primarily through a time period of controversial management and drastic shifts in the social norms

Ruben Natal San-Miguel, The Kiss, 2019 The Bronx, NYC. Dye sublimation on aluminum, 24 x 24 inches, edition of 3

Ruben Natal San-Miguel, Erica (Cyclone), 2020, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NYC. Dye sublimation on aluminum, 20 x 16 inches, edition of 3

Ruben Natal San-Miguel, Sky & Zachariah, 2019, The Bronx, NYC Dye sublimation on aluminum, 16 x 20 inches, edition of 3

Ruben Natal San-Miguel, Zach, 2020 Coney Island, Brooklyn, NYC. Dye sublimation on aluminum, 12 x 12 inches, edition of 3

Ruben Natal San-Miguel, Nykki, (It All Arrives Out In The Clean), 2019 East Harlem, NYC. Dye sublimation on aluminum, 16 x 20 inches, edition of 3

RUBEN NATAL-SAN MIGUEL is an architect, good artwork photographer, curator, artistic director and critic. His stature in the image environment has acquired him awards, attributes in important media, innumerable exhibitions and collaborations with photo icons this sort of as Magnum Photographer Susan Meiselas. Gallery demonstrates contain: Asya Geisberg, SoHo Image, Hurry Arts, Finch & Ada, Kris Graves Initiatives, Fuchs Assignments, WhiteBox Gallery, Station Independent Projects Gallery, LMAK Gallery, Postmasters Gallery Rome & NYC and other people. His operate has been highlighted in a lot of institutions: The New York Public Library, Schomburg Centre for Investigation in Black Lifestyle, Griffin Museum of Pictures, Museum of Good Arts Boston, African American Museum of Philadelphia, The Makeshift Museum in Los Angeles, University of Washington, El Museo del Barrio, Studio museum of Harlem, The Museo Of The Town of NY, Fitchburg Museum of Artwork, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Artwork, Mint Museum, NC., The Musée De La Civilization, Quebec ,Canada and Phillips Auction Home , Aperture Basis, Rockefeller Center, NYC and a most current Artwork & Design Lightbox Fee Task for the Metropolitan Transit Authority NYC Subway at Barclay’s Centre , Brooklyn, NYC.

International artwork reasonable representation involves: Outsider Art Fair, SCOPE, PULSE, Art Chicago, Zona Maco, Mexico, Lima Picture, Peru and Image LA. and Filter Image Festival in Chicago Ill. His pictures has been published in a lengthy checklist of publications, highlights: New York Journal, The New York Occasions, The Huffington Publish, Time OUT, Aperture, Day by day Information, OUT, American Photo, ARTFORUM, VICE, Musee, ARTnet and The New Yorker, PBS and NPR. In 2016, Ruben’s Marcy’s Playground was picked for both of those the Billboard Collective and web page for Apple. His photographs are in the long term collections of El Museo Del Barrio in NYC, The North Carolina Museum of Artwork, Raleigh, NC., The Middle for Images at Woodstock, NY, The Modern day Collection of the Mint Museum Charlotte, North Carolina, The Bronx Museum for the Arts, University of Visual Arts, NYC, The Fitchburg Museum of Art, Massachusetts, The Minneapolis Institute of Artwork, The Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, The Studio Museum of Harlem and The Museum of The Metropolis of NY.