Patrick Rubinstein is a French contemporary artist, famous for his diverse style that represents a mixture of paintings, photos, images, and portraits. As someone who works on the concept of the Opt Art his creations are actually optical illusions and games that offer multidimensional views, depending on the angle. At the same time, juxtaposing vibrant colours combined with black and white cause multiple emotions and reactions such as happiness and brightness. The movement and change in all his works confirm his statement that he doesn’t like static art. He succeeds to make images look alive, by developing kinetic universe, with the help of Surrealism, street, pop art and Renaissance.
Patrick Rubinstein’s Life and Influences
The artist was born in 1960 in Paris, the time when Beatles, Brigitte Bardot, and Jackie Kennedy were popular. Since he was five years old, his avant-garde parents introduced him to gouache, and at the age of eight to Super 8 movie. Rubinstein was also engaged in the family fashion business, which he saw as a process of self-exploration, by taking challenges and getting new ideas every day. The vast spectrum of people that influenced Patrick’s art includes Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci, Yves Klein, Philippe Pasqua, and Arman among others. His drawings and sculptures combine distant worlds, creating an unexpected dialogue, like the piece Love, in which he mixes the Mona Lisa, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop, Charlie Chaplin, Basquiat, and Michelangelo.
Patrick is focused not on the process itself, but rather on what the work represents, and which emotions it triggers. After father’s death in 2006 he was determined to revitalise childhood memories and craft, so in the next three years, he perfected his skills until achieving his signature technique. He mastered the approach in which he combines two or more psychedelic contrast images into one portrait. Rubinstein’s themes are motion based, and his primitive methods that included scissors, photos, and cardboard evolved during the years. He began by making comedic portraits of his family and friends, but later the digital era allowed him to start making three-dimensional art which plays with viewers perception. In this way, the author opens the door of his imagination to the outer world. He mastered the approach in which he combines two or more psychedelic contrast images into one portrait
Icons in his Art
Patrick usually includes symbols of American culture such as Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, or Elisabeth Taylor, but also Martin Luther King, 20th-century influential figure. Kinetic or Opt art has roots in the works of Marcel Duchamp. Yaacov Agam, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Julio Le Parc, Victor Vasarely are some of the masters that guided him through his exploration of the Optical art. In 2013 the artist was ranked 89th among the top 100 French artists. His works are part of collections of people like Formula one team owner, South Korean rock star, and Saudi businessman. In 2014 his pieces were exhibited in places like the Opera Gallery in Seoul, the Shanghai exhibition center, or the Copelouzos Family’s Museum of Art in Athens among others. The artist lives and works in Paris, France.
2018 – Paris – Montmartre
Exception – Patrick RUBINSTEIN, Galerie
2016 – Paris – Montmartre
Patrick Rubinstein - Kinetic Pop Art, Galerie
February 2018 – Germany – Hamburg
Hannover and Cologne
March 2018 – USA – New York
Vivendi Gallery of Paris and Hazelton Fine Art Galleries of Toronto feature the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein at the 17th Edition SCOPE Art Show in New York.
March 2018 – England – London
Bel Air Fine Art Gallery presents “Hide & Seek” exhibition in London to showcase the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein at the prestigious Coya Club
March – April 2018 – France – Lyon
Art Club Gallery in Lyon presents “Kinetic Art or Art in Movement” retrospective of the artworks by Patrick Rubinstein.
March 2018 – France – Paris
Bel Air Fine Art Gallery presents “Optical Art Show” exhibition to showcase the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein at the Place des Vosges location in Paris.
April 2018 – France – Paris
Montmartre Gallery presents “Remaster” collective exhibition featuring the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein.
May 2018 – USA – New York
Mark Hachem Gallery presents the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein at Art New York Pier 94.
June – July 2018 – France – Arcachon
Saint Martin Gallery in Arcachon organizes exhibition to showcase the latest artworks of Patrick Rubinstein.
June 2018 – France – Paris
Montmartre Gallery presents “Exception” exhibition to showcase the newest artworks of Patrick Rubinstein.
July 2018 – Italy – Fort dei Marmi
Bel Air Fine Art Gallery presents the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein at the Forte dei Marmi location in Italy.
September 2018 – Germany – Essen, Zollverein
Mensing Gallery exhibits the artworks of Patrick Rubenstein in the Zollverein Coal Mine of Essen at “Fireworks of Art” event
October 2018 – Germany – Sylt, Konstanz
Mensing Galleries present two “A Tribute to Art” exhibitions to showcase the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein.
November 2018 – Germany – Berlin
Mensing Gallery organizes an exhibition to present the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein in Berlin.
April 2017 – Germany – Sylt, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf
Mensing Galleries present three consecutive exhibitions to showcase the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein in their galleries in Sylt, Hamburg and Düsseldorf.
June 2017 – France – Paris
Perahia Gallery presents “OP ART” exhibition to showcase the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein.
August 2017 – Greece – Mykonos
Skoufa Gallery in Mykonos presents “Meeting with the Giants” exhibition featuring the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein for the first time.
September 2017 – France – Lille
Perahia Gallery showcases the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein at the Art Up! contemporary art fair in Lille.
October 2017 – Germany – Berlin
Mensing Gallery presents an exhibition featuring the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein in the Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin.
October 2017 – Germany – Konstanz Mensing Gallery presents the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein at the Konstanz location.
October 2017 – Greece – Thessaloniki
Skoufa Gallery presents a selection of artworks of Patrick Rubinstein at the Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair in Thessaloniki.
November 2017 – Belgium – Knokke-Heist
Momentum Gallery presents “Kinetic Pop Art” exhibition to showcase the artworks of Patrick Rubinstein at its Knokke-Heist location.
December 2017 – USA – Palm Beach-Miami
Vivendi Gallery presents the latest artworks of Patrick Rubinstein at the SCOPE Art Show in Palm Beach, Florida.
December 2017 – USA – Miami
Vivendi Gallery presents the latest artworks of Patrick Rubinstein at the 17th Edition SCOPE Art Show in Miami.
January 2016 – Belgium – Brussels
Patrick Rubinstein participates in the contemporary art collective exhibition organized by Louiza Auktion Gallery in partnership with Perahia Gallery.
May 2016 – France – Paris
Patrick Rubinstein presents “Kinetic Pop Art” solo exhibition at the Montmartre Gallery located at 11 Place du Tertre.
August 2016 – South Korea – Seoul
Patrick Rubinstein participates in “Pop & Street Art” exhibition at Opera Gallery in Korea located at 318 Dosandaero, Gangnam-Gu.
October 2016 – France – Honfleur
Patrick Rubinstein participates in the “16th Artistic Edition” collective exhibition of Bartoux Gallery located at 29 Rue du Dauphin.
September 2015 – Lebanon – Beirut
Patrick Rubinstein exhibits at Bel Air Fine Art Gallery in Beirut.
August 2015 – Spain – Marbella
Patrick Rubinstein presents solo exhibition at Banus Gallery.
July – August 2015 – Italy – Pietrasanta
Patrick Rubinstein presents solo exhibition in Pietrasanta, Italy.
April – September 2015 – France – Rueil-Malmaison
Patrick Rubinstein presents “Sport is an Art and Art is a Sport” exhibition at the Chataigneraie Tennis Club, featuring athletes as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in dynamic colorful rhythm.
November 2014 – France – Paris
Patrick Rubinstein participates in the 18th Edition Shanghai Art Fair.
October 2014 – South Korea – Seoul
Opera Gallery exhibits Patrick Rubinstein, See and Mister Brainwash together for the first time.
October 2014 – France – Paris
Patrick Rubinstein exhibits at an antique hot air balloon factory at the 1st Edition of Next Step, the new contemporary art biennale in Paris.
September 2014 – China – Shanghai
Patrick Rubinstein exhibits at Bologna Fiere SH Contemporary, one of the most distinguished fair dedicated to contemporary art in Asia.
June 2014 – France – Paris
Inauguration of “Ki-ne-tic Rock-n-Roll!”, a customized artwork installation designed by Patrick Rubinstein for the Alcazar.
May – June 2014 – Singapore
Bartoux Gallery presents “Meeting with the Giants”, the first major retrospective of Patrick Rubinstein in Asia.
March 2014 – France – Paris
Inspired by the original concept of Philippe Starck. Patrick Rubinstein’s “My Declaration” lamp artwork achieved the 8th highest bid in the “Light Solution” collective exhibition at Palais d’Iéna.
September 2013 – France – Cannes
Patrick Rubinstein ranked 89th among the top 100 best-selling French artists. Exhibits artworks at Grand Hôtel de Cannes.
June 2013 – France – Paris
Exhibits artwork “You Love Art Love You” at Espace Pierre Cardin to support NGO Écoles de la Paix (School of Peace).
October-November 2012 – France – Honfleur
Exhibits artworks at Normandy Gallery.
May 2012 – China – Shanghai
Exhibits artworks at Shanghai Art Fair in China located in New Town Central Park.
April 2012 – France – Paris
Presents artwork “A Kind of Magic” at Cornette de Saint Cyr auction house at Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild.
April 2012 – France – Paris
Exhibition at Perahia Gallery located at Saint Germain-des-Prés.
November 2011 – France – Paris
Exhibition in Siel de Paris art fair at Drouot Montaigne.
October 2011 – France – Paris
Exhibition in Art Shopping art fair at Carrousel du Louvre.
2010 – France – Paris
Exhibits artwork “The Giraffe with Long Neck” to support NGO Écoles de l’Espoir (School of Hope).
2010 – France – Paris
Presents artwork “The Dollar in the Wind” at Artcurial auction house to support NGO Écoles de l’Espoir (School of Hope).
2009 – France – Paris Presents artwork “The Dollar Flame” at Artcurial auction house to support NGO Écoles de l’Espoir (School of Hope).
2018 – USA – Los Angeles
Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation acquires for its contemporary art museum in Los Angeles the artwork of Patrick Rubinstein “Artistic Overflow”
2016 – Switzerland – Porrentruy
POPA – Porrentruy Optical Art, the world’s first museum dedicated to optical art, acquires the artwork of Patrick Rubinstein “Eyes of Mona”.
2014 – Greece – Athens Copelouzos
Art Museum in Athens acquires the artwork of Patrick Rubinstein “Music Madness”.