I love Paris (Red), 2020
, 51 x 51 cm
About the artwork
Patrick Rubinstein’s works often feature the major icons and celebrities of the second half of the twentieth century, creating a colourful Pop universe that is infused with the anarchic madness of 80’s street art. Rubinstein invites us to immerse ourselves in these memories through his avant-garde works that are situated at the crossroads of Optical, Pop and Street Art. This work features Robert Indiana’s iconic “LOVE” print, with a myriad of luxury brand logos such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel forming the background, which are interspersed with images of the Mona Lisa. Rubinstein makes a nuanced yet striking statement about the coalescence of luxury goods, consumerism and fine art, that simultaneously offers viewers a unique visual experience.
About the artist
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.