We had the good fortune of connecting with Roberto Rébora and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Roberto, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?

There was no before or after in my experience, in my craft and profession as a painter. I drew since I was a child and very soon I dreamed, aspired, to live the life of an artist; I had that passion. Around the age of 14, I spent part of my time trying to make caricatures similar to those of Pirulete, or Chivita, famous comic magazines in Mexico. Later I was fascinated by the line of Aragonés, a drawing stylist; the immediacy of the expressive gesture of his drawings in MAD magazine (1980) fascinated me. From there to painting, it was just one step. I decided to use brushes, let’s say, rather than pens. I loved the fine arts, the great painters, their lives. Today it may sound ridiculous to say so. In my case that’s how it was was.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?

It’s never easy. I have immersed myself wholeheartedly into the practice of my profession, I dedicate my life to it. There are periods of great uncertainty. It’s the very attachment to the work that has allowed the formal changes for which I consider it’s distinguished. There are artistic discoveries when I manage to make use of my media in a fluid, light, multiple way. In 1993 I made the drawings for La niña precoz, erotic monotypes that liberated my line. The same happened in 2013, with Media Star. Those paintings renewed my passion for the work and influenced everything that came after. http://robertorebora.com/pabout_solo.html

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?

The city of Tours is located in the Loire Valley, very close to Paris. I would suggestgoing for a walk, taking a stroll through its streets, looking at the river, eating in a classic French restaurant, drinking wine from the region. By the way, I would show you my workshop and Les Atelliers de la Morinerie https://ateliersdelamorinerie.com/, where more than 50 artists of all modalities work. It is an old factory from the 1950s, turned today into a centre for contemporary artistic creation.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?

At each period and stage in my career there was someone decisive who opened the door. I was fortunate to have received the support of Signora Maria Luiggia Guaitia, https://www.ilbisonte.it/foundation/mlguaita-biography/, in Florence, Italy, when I was 20 years old. I had access to the workshop where I worked on etchings and litography in black and white for several years. In my early youth, the businessman Pablo Gerber gave me support that to date has resulted in friendship and appreciation. I currently live in Tours, France, and it is thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent/Brassart that I continue my development.

Website: robertorebora@icloud.com

Instagram: reboraroberto

Facebook: Roberto Rébora

Other: http://robertorebora.com/index.html

Image Credits
Juan LLaguno

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