Today we’d like to introduce you to Reibot De Luna.
Reibot, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I have always been into art unknowingly as a child. I just thought it was fun to do and it was a way to express myself. My favorite thing to draw at the time was robots, ninja turtles, pokemon etc., pretty much any cartoon I watched in my free time. Fast forward to high school, I took an introduction to art, later to find out how much of a positive impact it would affect my creative future. It opened up my mind, in terms of what I could potentially do with my creativity. With every project, I learned something new. I didn’t remember the teacher’s name but I remember the class for sure.
After graduating high school I took some college art courses to hone my skills but being in an Asian family with medical backgrounds, pursuing art as a career wasn’t viewed as being financially stable. So I stopped pursuing the dream. There have been times where I would start my creative endeavors whether it’s painting, drawing, break dancing whatever… and there’s always someone bringing you down for some reason. For years it’s always been like that and I thought it was something normal that all people do, especially your so called, “close friends”; but not all people are like that. It’s just the small & insecure ones that project those negative feedback.
It took me years to build my confidence & discover what muse made me happy. Soon after, I realized who gives a fuck what everyone else thinks of me and what I do with it, it’s my life and I’m going to do what I want. After coming to that conclusion & of course having positive people around me, I started to pursue what I stopped long ago. So far it has been 4 years since I have been pushing myself as an artist and my work.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road to becoming an artist wasn’t easy for me. I had to deal with a lot of internal insecurities within myself, change of peers, mindset, & respect peoples opinion of me. Not a lot of people realize being an artist, displaying your work in the public puts the creator at a very vulnerable position. That was something I had a challenge with, but eventually, I got over myself
Please tell us about Reibot.
– My business would be considered a creative brand & what I provide is unique, handcrafted, one of a kind, canvas/ wood panel paintings aka work of art.
– What I am proud of as a company is that I have a following & people love and my work.
– What sets me apart from others would be mainly my style & medium I use & the customer is personally communicating with the creator on their painting, no one else.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
The only thing I would change is to keep away from negative people. The people that didn’t see and believe in my vision as an artist.
- “Compartmentalize” / 22 in. x 28 in. / $550
- “Indulgence” / 48 in. x 24 in. / $2000
- “Intrude” / 11 in. x 14 in. / $230
- “Hype beast Bart” / 30 in. x 30 in. / $780
- “Buddy” / 8 in. x 10 in. / $120
- “Smirk” / 16 in. x 20 in. x 1 1/2 in. / $360
- Website: www.reibotart.com
- Phone: 909 843-5598
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: r3ib0t
- Facebook: reibot