Today we’d like to introduce you to Ramón Cubiles.
Hi Ramón, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
My childhood was full of dreams of space travel, colored pencils and collectibles for kids until I started working in my father’s toy store. Later, I sold newspapers, cooperated in a local radio station, cooked for fast food restaurants and I did artistic commission work to pay my expenses until I started University.
I began studying Electronic Engineering, but decided to change paths when my father passed away. Working as a cook in several well-known restaurants in the city, I began my degree in Art History, while also studying at the Superior School of Arts Applied to Sculpture in the afternoons.
Before my degree in Sculpture was finished, I already had a job as a restorer for an important company. This led me to want to investigate the creative art process, which give rise to Ex-painting (explosive painting) and to produce a biodegradable organic material for sculpture building (MOM, Moldable Organic Mortar).
My studies finished, I took some time to focus on my career. Then, I accepted a job as a library assistant and I restarted my artistic career designing and manufacturing ephemeral monuments in the Fallas of Valencia (Spain), and also working as a sculptor and painter for the multinational Theming and Animatronics in Dubai.
Sometime later, while training and working as a designer and builder for theatrical scenery, I was invited to became an FX technician for television and filmmaking.
As I took on this challenge, I made the most important decision in my lifetime – and I had to update myself too, so I studied a Master’s degree in Digital Sculpture.
I focused on the planning, design and production of CGI projects, while also working as an artist in Art studios and as special effects technician.
Today I am still developing the same line of work.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
For as long as I can remember, the most important idea that I daily fight for is to live honestly. Being always clear in life is today a path full of handicaps in most working relationships. I walk away from those who think this is a drawback or a reason for rejection.
In addition, I am used to overcoming health problems with more or less pain, which is why I am not too concerned about other kinds of adverse situations.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I currently work and collaborate in the development of digital projects for different companies, clients and associations. I develop merchandising products, board games and collectibles.
I feel proud and lucky to be able to devote my energy to the job I like. I see that what I do makes other people happy and helps to understand our universe in a different way.
My work differs from others in the details. Every piece has a historical background that tells its own story, about me and about the future owner.
Art always explains itself, previously understanding the creative process.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
Many countries which have difficulty in accessing manufacturing resources and artistic industrial processes are today among the main producers of intangible resources worldwide. I am referring to the work that is developed digitally to be manufactured anywhere in the world or uploaded to any online platform.
Long ago, no one would have thought of cryptocurrencies, Non-Fungible Tokens or a “virtual universe”.
Understanding the technical and digital evolution of the Art industry (vfx, digital actresses/actors, merchandising, etc.), we will probably travel inexorably towards the intangible universe of all.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://www.artstation.com/cubiles
- Instagram: instagram.com/diskinto
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ramoncubiles
- Other: https://artecubiles.webnode.es/
1. “Barbara the barbarian”. Digital printable figure for Barbara the barbarian comics.
2. “Human baker”. Dental plaster and color, Bronze fx.
3. Falla “El Quijote” en Valencia. Spain.
4. “Prop apples”. Film/tv show/props.
5. “Dark pied piper”. Digital printable figure.
6. “Fasic Turismund” 50×70. Watercolor. From “Searching for Mercury”.
7. “Searching Cousteau”. Digital printable figure. Máster CICE.