Concept Overview

Patrick Rubinstein presents an artistic style that unites the principles of optical art and kinetic art, thus maximizing on the intricate sophistication of the eye.

The pioneers of this art had created their artistic expression based on geometric abstraction.

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Patrick Rubinstein reinterprets the style. Without renouncing the interest in optical play, he chose figuration as expression. His source of inspiration is diverse, traversing that of contemporary art, pop art and street art.

Patrick Rubinstein never ceases to surprise. He continuously renews his sources of inspiration, while perpetually innovates his techniques, to present a multifaceted art.

Concept overview

The Double Principle depicts the fusion of two images designed to blend into one. This newly merged image is applied on a medium in accordion configuration. The application on this medium recreates, at 45° angle, the two original images that can be seen from both sides. Several other images, revealed through interlacing of the two views, become visible as spectator moves around the artwork.

The Triple Principle depicts three images, one central and two laterals. The side views are created by strips inserted perpendicular to the central image. Two distinct images are visible, from both sides at 45° angle. This technique allows visual variations when the spectator moves around the work, while maintaining defined sight of the central image.

The result of these two techniques is captivating, giving the artworks an animated and perpetually renewed aspect. The movement is not the only element that affects visual variation, but the light direction and intensity also contribute to the artwork’s kinetic effect.

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