Patrick Rubinstein
Patrick Rubinstein draws his themes from both the past and the present and is inspired by Optical Art and Kinetic Art, genres that play with our perceptions through art.  His works often feature the major icons and celebrities of the second half of the twentieth century and feature an innovative technique, which allows visual variations when the spectator moves around the work while maintaining defined sight of the central image. The result of this is captivating, giving the artworks an animated and perpetually renewed nature. Rubinstein’s art has a striking effect when observed: the image, fixed at first, comes to life according to the movements of the viewer. We become the animator vis-à-vis the unprecedented dynamics of his work, that draw us into a captivating visual experience, and surprises us with every viewing. 

 
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Biography

Biography

Patrick Rubinstein was born in 1960 in Paris, during the time of British rock, cinema, and American pop. The artist grew up in a family that made him perceptive to art at an early age, acquiring the passion for cinema from his mother, and inheriting the inventive spirit from his father, who was also the first to introduce to him the techniques of kinetic art.

Patrick draws his themes from both the past and the present and is inspired by Optical Art and Kinetic Art, genres that play with our perceptions through art. The artist fuses these two movements together, maximizing on the intricate sophistication of the eye. His works often feature the major icons and celebrities of the second half of the twentieth century. This colourful Pop universe of the ’60s is revisited with the added black and white glamour of the 50’s, in artworks that are infused with the anarchic madness of 80’s street art. Rubinstein invites us to immerse ourselves in these memories and rediscover this nostalgia through his avant-garde works that are situated at the crossroads of Optical, Pop and Street Art.

Through an innovative process, the artist creates his pieces in three dimensions, and even, to see several works in one. This is done through his two methods, the double principle and the triple principle. 

The Double Principle depicts the fusion of two images designed to blend into one. This newly merged image is applied to a medium in the accordion configuration. The application on this medium recreates, at 45° angle, the two original images that can be seen from both sides. Several other images revealed through the interlacing of the two views become visible as the spectator moves around the artwork. The Triple Principle depicts three images, one central and two laterals. The side views are created by strips inserted perpendicular to the central image. Two distinct images are visible, from both sides at a 45° angle. This technique allows visual variations when the spectator moves around the work while maintaining defined sight of the central image. The result of these two techniques is captivating, giving the artworks an animated and perpetually renewed nature. The movement is not the only element that affects visual variation, but the light direction and intensity also contribute to the artwork’s kinetic effect.

Rubinstein’s art has a striking effect when observed: the image, fixed at first, comes to life according to the movements of the viewer. We become the animator vis-à-vis the unprecedented dynamics of his work, that draw us into a captivating visual experience, and surprises us with every viewing. 



Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2018
Mensing Galleries, Hamburg, Hannover and Cologne, Germany
SCOPE Art Show, New York, 
Vivendi Gallery of Paris and Hazelton Fine Art Galleries
Kinetic Art or Art in Movement”, Art Club Gallery, Lyon
Hide & Seek”, Bel Air Fine Art Gallery, Coya Club, London
Mark Hachem Gallery, Art New York Pier 94, US

2017
“OP ART”, Perahia Gallery, France, Paris
Meeting with the Giants”, Skoufa Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
Mensing Gallery, Konstanz and Berlin, Germany

2016
Louiza Auktion Gallery and Perahia Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Pop & Street Art”, Opera Gallery, Seoul, Korea
“16th Artistic Edition”, Bartoux Gallery, France

2015
Banus Gallery, Marbella, Spain
Solo exhibition, Pietrasanta, Italy
Sport is an Art and Art is a Sport”, France

2014
18th Edition Shanghai Art Fair
1st Edition of Next Step, New Contemporary Paris Biennale, France
BolognaFiere SH Contemporary, Shanghai, China
“Meeting with the Giants”, Bartoux Gallery, Singapore

2012
Shanghai Art Fair, China
Normandy Gallery, France

2011
Siel de Paris art fair, Drouot Montaigne, France
Art Shopping art fair, Carrousel du Louvre, France








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