People and Brand (John Lennon) , 2020
, 36.5 x 36.5 cm
About the artwork
Jl 13/11 In Patrick Rubinstein’s captivating works, the colourful Pop universe of the ’60s is revisited with the added black and white glamour of the 50’s, that are simultaneously 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. They invite the viewer to become the animator, and to explore how movement, light and intensity can give an artwork unique kinetic effects.
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.