Ruben Rojas, a valley native, is bringing his popular art style home. After years of being known for his impressive street art, Ruben is now branching out into sculptural art. Today at Westfield Topanga, he unveiled the first sculpture and several installations in his “Summer of Love” series.
Ruben Rojas unveiled “The Heart” today at Westfield Topanga in front of a crowd of fans, journalists, and lucky shoppers. If you don’t know, Ruben Rojas is best known for his “love” artwork which spreads his message of “Live Through Love” across the city. He has partnered with Westfield Topanga Mall on a “Summer of Love” series of art installations that will be on display through September.
In 2013, Ruben Rojas traded in his suit for a paint brush and began transforming blank walls into unique empowering messages that today are uplifting communities and challenging the public to create new dialogues. Rubens’ mission is to ignite creativity and inspire others to see the world through the lends of love. Ruben partners with companies who aim to give back, enhance workspaces and raise awareness of important issues. Some of his past collaborations include Reebok, Tom’s, American Express, BMW and more. Visit RubenRojas.com.
At Topanga, you can now see these following installations:
‘Unity’ – Harmony. Balance. Solidarity. There’s strength in numbers. Together, we can create change and bring more love into the world.
‘Equality’ – we’re all human, we’re all love!
‘You Belong Here’ – this is one of Ruben’s favorite sayings, it’s simple and powerful, it’s truth. Yes, ‘You Belong Here!’ It’s easy to question our belonging, worth & life. The truth is that each one of you belongs here and brings so much value to those around you. Never doubt your existence!
Sculpture “The Heart of the Valley”
Love has many faces: friendly, familial, romantic, self, unconditional. There’s room for all of them in your heart if you’re willing to make the space.
The heart is the most loving, life-giving symbol of all. It’s crucial to your survival, both physically and emotionally. Every heart is layered in love, overflowing with care and compassion. But we have to be willing to let the love in.
This piece is a true embodiment of living through love. When we acknowledge love in its many forms, it grows exponentially. There is no limit to the amount of love your heart can hold.
The heart is the most loving symbol of all, and I wanted to fill it with the most important thing: love.