Gideon Rubin | Once Removed | Pharos Center for Contemporary Art

Gideon Rubin Once Removed 18 May – 5 July 2017 Opening Reception: Wednesday 17 May 2017 / 7:30 pm PHAROS CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, NICOSIA "Gideon Rubin asks what it means to be a contemporary painter by using anonymous photographs, often from the turn of the century. He then selects characters and scenes which he conveys onto canvas or linen. Through the use of broad brushstrokes and a muted palette, the figures and landscapes are often abstracted, details are effaced and scenes move in and out of the picture plane. The surfaces of the paintings reveal strata of previous paintings or are scraped back to reveal the canvas beneath. In other instances, Rubin leaves entire areas of canva


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