RAMÓN MAIDEN (Barcelona, Spain, 1972)
Maiden was born in Barcelona, but today he lives and works in various cities across the globe, including New York, which he considers his second home. He never studied art and is entirely self-taught.
His work is internationally renowned thanks to the support of his myriad fans in the artistic tattoo world and several volumes published by Graffito Books that extensively document his creative career.
Although Maiden’s sources of inspiration are as mutable as his methods, history, the World Wars, the Victorian era and American life in the 1920s and 30s are themes that constantly resurface in his work. His baroque technique basically consists of using pen and Indian ink to alter the faces and bodies of people in posters, photographs or old prints, sometimes of a religious nature, covering them with beautiful, sophisticated tattoos.
He has exhibited at galleries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and other countries around the world, often alongside artists of the stature of Mark Ryden or Shepard Fairey.