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Gideon Rubin


The Israeli born artist Gideon Rubin works with themes such as childhood, family and memory. The grandson of the Israeli painter Reuven Rubin, Gideon Rubin was greatly influenced by art and culture growing up, But it was not until he travelled to South America, following a stint in the Israeli army, that he picked up a paintbrush. “I was doing it for the first time in my life and something felt right,” he says. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and later at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, and has lived there ever since. Rubin has made abstracted and faceless portraits, which are inspired by images from old photo albums, paparazzi shots of celebrities and paintings by old masters. “I’m Israeli-Jewish from Europe and my family was destroyed in the war. We have no memories, no objects, no photographs left,” he says. “These photographs became a vehicle for memories. I was reclaiming and recreating a past that was missing.”

Gideon Rubin「Blue Shirt」

Blue Shirt


Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle museum etching paper with a soft torn edge

signed and numbered on the front

[Year] 2022

[Size] 440mm × 400mm

[Edition] 25 + 5AP

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