Gideon Rubin, Installation shot, Measured Distance, 2012 Photograph Shira Klasmer  
  
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Gideon Rubin asks what it means to be a contemporary painter; he tests his chosen medium, its possibilities and limitations.

Using found anonymous photographs, often from the turn of the century, Rubin selects characters and scenes which he conveys onto canvas or linen. Using broad brushstrokes and a muted palette the figures and landscapes are often abstracted; details are effaced and scenes move in and out of the picture plane.

The surfaces of the paintings reveal strata of previous paintings or are scraped back to reveal the canvas beneath, in other instances Rubin leaves entire areas of canvas untouched so that they become integral parts of the work whilst drawing attention to the paintings support. Embedded within layers of paint or receding from view it is as if his selected characters are entrenched in multiple histories or are unrecoverable in the here and now. And as such the artist asks what it means to paint and to transplant people and objects into his selected medium.

In bringing paintings representational possibilities and its self-reflective qualities within reach of each other Rubin asks the viewer to consider the act of painting and its legacy.

Gideon Rubin was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and lives in London. Following four years at the School of Visual Arts in New York he continued his education at the Slade, London graduating in 2002. He has had numerous international solo exhibitions and his works are included in private collections in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and beyond.
 
  Biography
2000 - 2002
1996 - 1999


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Education:
MFA , Slade School of Fine art, University College, London
BFA, School of New York

Solo Exhibitions:
Measured Distance, ROKEBY, London
Brief Encounters, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
To Change A Little Air, Beit Bialik, Tel Aviv
Art Futures, Art Hong Kong
Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
1929, ROKEBY, London
Mexican Sumer, Hosfelt Gallery, San Fransisco
Alon Segey Gallery, Tel Aviv
Hosfelt Gallery, New York
ROKEBY, London
Tender, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
Red Ribbon, Hosfelt Gallery, San Fransisco
Toy Soldier, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Disturbing Innocence, a group exhibition curated by artist Eric Fischl, FLAG Art Foundation, NY, USA
John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Anonimous, Museum of Contemporary Art, Permm, Russia
Artist’s children. From Runge to Richter and Dix to Picasso, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
This is London, Shizaru Gallery, London
To Have a Voice, Mackintosh Museum, The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
Facelook, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
On paper III, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Not for Sale, Passage de Retz, Paris
Lines Made By Walking, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
The International Beijing Biennial, China
No New Thing Under the Sun, Tennant Room, The Royal Academy of Art, curated by Gabriel Coxhead
Family Ties, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Vivid Fantasy, Kunst im Schloss, Temporäres Museum, Germany
On Paper, Karsten Greeve Gallery, Paris
Nomenus Group Show, Dactyl Foundation, New York
Sequence and Repetition, Beldam Gallery, London
Inaugural Exhibition, Hosfelt Gallery, New York
A Sharp Intake of Breath, Beldam Gallery, London
Self Portrait, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2 x 2, Dahl Gallery of Contemporary Art, Luzerne
Trackers, PM Gallery & House, London
Le salon Europeen des Jeunes Createurs 49, France, Portugal, Spain
Young painters, Art Space Gallery, London
Good Look, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
Story Teller, Kinnijoe Space, Hamburg
Hang the Curator, The Central Space, London
Young Israeli Art - 555 West 25th St. York
 
 
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