Glen Rubsamen
American, born 1959
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Glen Rubsamen - Gleaming and Inaccessible,
Alfonso Artiaco
2016
MAI 36 SHOWROOM,
Mai 36 Galerie
GLEN RUBSAMEN – VISIBLE FROM SPACE,
Mai 36 Galerie

Glen Rubsamen’s paintings are heavily influenced by his life in Los Angeles. Working primarily in acrylics, Rubsamen’s paintings begin as photographs of the urban Los Angeles landscape that he takes and reassembles to create a scene. Flattened palm trees, billboards, power lines, and roadside attractions are often painted in black against luminous skies, in ambient warm colors of the sunset as well as acidic greens and yellows and dreamy blues. Rather than ignoring the banality and artificiality of these quotidian objects and settings, Rubsamen thoughtfully integrates them into his paintings, portraying a landscape shaped by human hand and transformed by civilization.