Gideon Rubin’s practice is rooted in figurative painting. He draws from a subdued palate, subtle and suggestive of his source material: vintage photos and magazine clippings. Conceptually he is concerned with reduction, each painting is the product of private calculations regarding how few gestures might suggest (rather than describe) a figure, a landscape. For Rubin, much is left to the imagination.
Gideon Rubin (b. 1973, Tel Aviv, Israel) received his MFA from Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London and his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Recent museum exhibitions include the Freud Museum, London; the Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus; Chengdu MoCA, China; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA; and the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel. The artist will have his second exhibition this fall at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles. Rubin lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.