Glen Rubsamen, ‘Always the Optimist’, 2015, Mai 36 Galerie
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Glen Rubsamen

Always the Optimist, 2015

Acrylic on panel
36 × 36 in
91.4 × 91.4 cm
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Location
Zurich, Zürich
About the work
Glen Rubsamen
American, b. 1959
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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.

Glen Rubsamen, ‘Always the Optimist’, 2015, Mai 36 Galerie
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About the work
Glen Rubsamen
American, b. 1959
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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.

Glen Rubsamen

Always the Optimist, 2015

Acrylic on panel
36 × 36 in
91.4 × 91.4 cm
Sold
Location
Zurich, Zürich
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