Damin Ibarguren Gauthier was born in 1970 in Fray Bentos, the capitol of the department Rio Negro in Uruguay. The major part of his childhood he grow up in Buenos Aires. Between 1980 and 1985 he lived with his family in Ronneby, Sweden. He got his first lessons in drawing and he took part in various activities of drawing within school. Ibarguren is a self made painter, without academic education. The main part of his paintings has so far been painted on recycled material, especially on cardboard found by the streets or given to him by his enthusiastic supporters.