James Rubio was born in San Francisco in 1982. He studied photography at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, but fell in love with painting and street art later in New York City. He currently lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn. In 2006 Rubio joined the Antagonist Art Movement and began regularly exhibiting paintings at Niagara Bar. He has participated in international group and solo shows and has painted murals around the world. In 2015 he joined the Base 12 project. Rubio’s work combines the immediate energy of street art with a refined layering process, creating a space and texture that mirrors the depth and mystery of a simering pool of water.