ANDREW RUBINSTEIN

Seattle, Washington
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Andrew Rubinstein is a Seattle-based painter whose work experiments and explores curiosities and anxieties about our future world. He is continually establishing boundaries and then breaking them as he moves through the canvas – which he calls ‘false physics.’ 

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16 X 20″ oil on canvas
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Rubinstein has begun experimenting with new mediums including Flashe layered with lots of acrylic medium to create a flat pseudo-encaustic feel. He paints all day in his mind and often refers to a drawing or thought when beginning a piece – which sometimes begins with mark or lines and then a process of action and reaction takes place. He looks for both balance and imbalance within his work.

The artist cites inspiration from Larry Poons, and several schools of art in Chicago. From attending the Art Institute of Chicago you can see the influence of many of his contemporaries in his work including Ray Yoshida, Jim Nutt, Carol Dunham, Brice Marden, and Amy Sylvan. The “portals” you see in his work reflect a figurative sensibility that is inspired by the Chicago Imagists group.

FEATURED WORKS

PINK EYE

48 X 60″ oil on canvas
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GLOWY FLOATY STRIPY LOAF

60 X 72″ oil and spray paint on canvas
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NOT SO LOGICAL

40 X 60″ oil on canvas

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RUN FOR THE HILLS

42 X 64″ oil, flashe, and spray paint on canvas
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NEW PLACE

30 X 40″ oil on canvas
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NEW HOME

30 X 30″ oil on canvas

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Andrew Rubinstein was born in 1970 in Wisconsin, and never thought he would be an artist, yet his cutting edge work has begun to gain momentum in his career. He received his BA in English – Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin in 1992, and later his MFA in Painting from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. Rubinstein has exhibited nationally and has exhibited in many juried exhibitions including 2017 Unity at the Bemis – Bemis Building Exhibition space, and Out of Sight in Seattle. He was awarded best in show for Outer Space, Edison Community College, Piqua, Ohio, and received the Charlene Seabury Scholarship to the Blackhawk Mountain School of Art, Estes Park, CO.

RANDOM JOB

48 X 58″ oil, flashe, spray paint on canvas
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RECENT PRESS

PAST EXHIBITION

EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE

April 18th – May 30th 2019

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ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION

with Andrew Rubinstein and 

Betz Bernhard

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ARTIST STUDIOS

Andrew Rubinstein

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