Pop Panda, 2020
, 113 x 113 cm
About the artwork
Transcending beyond traditional boundaries with his optical art, contemporary French artist Patrick Rubinstein’s works are a vibrant pop of colour and dynamism within any space. Drawing together elements of pop culture and kinetic formations, his immersive style relies on motion and optical illusions to project impressions of various hidden images scattered throughout his works. This kinetic warp can be seen when the big panda moves into a multitude of tinier, shinier, colourful panda portraits. Although his piece is more subtle in its symbolism amongst his library of works, it remains an equally captivating experience for viewers.
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.