Ruben Martínez was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. He is an architect by trade but became a chalk artist in 2004. Being the special guest at the competition in the International Street Art Festival of Wilhelmshaven, Germany in 2013, Ruben obtained the highest category of “Maestro Madonnaro.”
In addition to representing Mexico at the 2° International Street Painting Festival in Toulon, France, Ruben will also be a part of the Mexican street painting team that traveled to Italy to compete at Concorso Internazionale di Nocera Superiore for the second time. The Nocera festival draws international street painting art talent to Italy, the birthplace of Madonnari, also called street painting.