Ares was born in Havana 1963. His education included the study of medicine (Graduated in 1987) and psychiatry (Graduated in 1993). His first cartoon was published in 1984
He currently works in Havana as a freelance artist (cartoons, paintings, illustrations and posters). His cartoons have been published around the world.
Ares has win more than 150 international awards and has published twenty two books.
In 1994, Ares was nominated by Witty World Magazine (USA) to be included in the list of the best cartoonists of the world, He is included in the survey of the Twenty Most Outstanding Cuban Cartoonists Of The 20th Century. In 2002, Ares received the National Culture Medal from the Cuban Cultural Minister.