“An art work is successful when it stirs emotions – and emotions touch us deep down, they affect our memory.” Patrick RUBINSTEIN
Born in 1960 in Paris, Patrick RUBINSTEIN was influenced early on by that generation’s innovators, Pop culture’s icons from Warhol to Street artists as Basquiat, and the masters of optic and kinetic perception that dominated the art scene, from Diaz to Vasarely. As he worked to negotiate his own identity, RUBINSTEIN, through tireless experimentation, would ultimately yield a multifaceted form of artistic expression in the fusion of these dominating influences.
Perfecting the synthesis of figuration and kinetics, he ingeniously conceived his signature technique, plotting double and triple overlays of images to that end. The melding of two or three images, applied in an accordion like configuration at 45 degree angles allowed for multiple points of view of a given image. The result is fantastical, vital and dynamic.
Drawing from American Pop Icons as his subject and the symbols of Peace Love Movements of a Rock n’ Roll era, Rubinstein perfected through this symbiosis a unique perceptual context for the viewer to engage. He has cemented his place as a leading architect and pioneer in 3D configuration.
RUBINSTEIN continues the evolution and mastery of his technique in the furtherance of his work – the results are as confounding, as they are dazzling. We, at Canfin Gallery, are excited to welcome him to our International stable.