Gideon Rubin, ‘Untitled (Girl With Ponytail)’, 2018, Painting, Oil on board, Anat Ebgi
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Gideon Rubin

Untitled (Girl With Ponytail), 2018

Oil on board
8 × 8 in
20.3 × 20.3 cm
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Los Angeles, San Francisco
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Gideon Rubin
Israeli-British, b. 1973
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Gideon Rubin is a painter who has confessed that he has trouble painting from life; instead he has become known for basing his pieces on anonymous photographs in vintage photo albums, which he gathers from around the world. Rubin gravitates towards these sources because he “paint[s] from objects that have life and layers—things that tell a story.” His paintings borrow the figures, subjects, and compositions from these sources, but altered in ways that have become characteristic of Rubin’s style. Most noticeably, none of the figures have faces painted in; Rubin also uses a palette that relies more on tone than color, and applies paint thickly in broad strokes. It is not uncommon for him to build up certain areas of a painting while leaving other parts of the canvas entirely untouched.

Gideon Rubin, ‘Untitled (Girl With Ponytail)’, 2018, Painting, Oil on board, Anat Ebgi
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Gideon Rubin
Israeli-British, b. 1973
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Gideon Rubin is a painter who has confessed that he has trouble painting from life; instead he has become known for basing his pieces on anonymous photographs in vintage photo albums, which he gathers from around the world. Rubin gravitates towards these sources because he “paint[s] from objects that have life and layers—things that tell a story.” His paintings borrow the figures, subjects, and compositions from these sources, but altered in ways that have become characteristic of Rubin’s style. Most noticeably, none of the figures have faces painted in; Rubin also uses a palette that relies more on tone than color, and applies paint thickly in broad strokes. It is not uncommon for him to build up certain areas of a painting while leaving other parts of the canvas entirely untouched.

Gideon Rubin

Untitled (Girl With Ponytail), 2018

Oil on board
8 × 8 in
20.3 × 20.3 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Los Angeles, San Francisco
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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