Elia Vázquez Díaz — Belloso created this portrait of Elia, his maternal grandmother.
“Ernst VII” — Belloso’s portrait of Ernst VII. To give you an idea of the scale of his work, this piece is 185 cm by 122 cm, over six feet tall.
“Estudio Portugal 4” (“Portugal Study 4”) — This piece was done from an original photo by Belloso’s favorite photographer, Javier Pardo.
“Héroes Cotidianos” (“Daily Heroes”) — Belloso tries to expose the realities of immigration with this piece, in which he notes that so many immigrants never realize their dreams of brighter futures.
“Lobo Del Mar” (“Sea Dog”) — Belloso drew this portrait of an old tattooed sailor in 2011. A pastel-on-wood piece, it is 190 cm by 135 cm.
“Poseidón” (“Poseidon”) — A portrait of Poseidon posing with his trident.
“Olvido” (“Forgotten”) – The blurred lines on this woman’s face gives the impression that she is forgotten.
“Aquellas Tardes De Verano” (“Those Summer Afternoons”) — This is the first of a trio of pieces all encompassing the same themes, and using the same child as a model.
Born in Seville, Spain, Ruben Belloso attended the University of Seville. He is extremely skilled in using pastels and he is very popular for his realistic-looking portraits of both real and fictional people. Belloso also teaches classes on how to work with pastels and you can visit his blog for more information.