GINO RUBERT

Artist Statement

My latest paintings drawings and objects respond to two concerns. On the one hand there’s the need to represent the sentimental and social world around me, in an effort to some how understand it and in this way keep it at a healthy distance; hence the irony, the humor or the magical air of these representations. On the other hand there’s the will to desacralize the creative act as well as the art work itself by giving them such prosaic and profane functions as thanking or begging.


The inexpressive Black and White photography portraits, old and new, ,have been long present in my work. I think this has to do with a certain obsession about death and how it gazes at us from the bottom of other people’s eyes. By transforming and relocating these characters in new roles and sets I’d say I aspire to or somehow play with the idea of “bringing the dead back to life”.

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