Eder Ruiaz Moran

Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?


Born in 1982, Mexico City, MX, I currently live in the Portland, OR metro area (Hillsboro to be exact



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


I have always had the urge to draw ever since I can remember....I think what really got me going was when I moved to LA as a kid and seeing graffiti all around. I was amazed at some of the crazy things I saw posted up on the walls around my neighborhood.



Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?


I used to really enjoy watching skate videos back when I was really into skateboarding. I think seeing Rodney Mullen's crazy style was my favorite. I used to skateboard every single day from age 13 or 14 up until my early 20's and then I just started picking my board up here and there. I still enjoy getting out and skating every once in a while.


Who is your favorite artist, living or dead? 


That is a really hard question...not sure if I have a favorite but I'm definitely inclined towards the darker side of things.



When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?


I play music and take a lot of photographs as well as waste countless hours on video games all while enjoying a good IPA.



Who are your biggest influences?


I'm a huge loner and have had a hard time meeting people because I'm really quiet and often awkward. I really don't know many artists on a personal level so I'd have to say the magazines Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz are very influential to me and the artwork I have discovered through them have made me push myself to create better and better work.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


Acrylic, Acrylic/Oil based paint pens, Spray Paint


Anything else you want to tell?

Hope you enjoy my work, thank you for the opportunity to show it!

Link to work: http://wolfpack033.wix.com/ederruizmoran