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Exception – Patrick RUBINSTEIN

The Galerie Montmartre is proud to present the solo exhibition ‘Exception’ by Patrick Rubinstein.

The artist does us the honour to unveil his new artworks that mark a turning point in their own creation. The multiple colour palette gives way to the luxurious subtlety of golden and silver highlights.

The gallery is furthermore presenting the classic collection that made Patrick the success he is today.

Patrick Rubinstein’s work is in line with ‘Op Art’ – Optical art, art in movement – while drawing inspiration from the techniques of Kinetic Art, and pop art subject matters.

The results are striking: the image, fixed at first, is animated by the movements, creating a new aesthetic lecture. Patrick Rubinstein invites the viewer to immerse oneself in one’s memories. Let yourself be surprised by the astonishing dynamics of Rubinstein’s works.


Patrick Rubinstein was born in 1960 in Paris.

His childhood marked him lastingly and would later feed his artistic language. Paris lived through the time of British rock, cinema and American pop.

He grew up in a family that made him very aware of art. He inherited his passion for cinema from his mother, and an inventive spirit from his father as he was the first to introduce Patrick to the techniques of kinetic art.

At the age of 18, he sells his first work of art. Then it is only many years later, that Rubinstein perfects his technique and his artistic language to offer the internationally recognized works of today.

The artist draws his themes from both the past and the present. He carves out his works like a goldsmith. The results are striking: Patrick Rubinstein presents the viewer with his futuristic and avant-garde works, works at the crossroads of Optical, Pop, and Street Art.


Exception artworks:

Patrick Rubinstein’s series of ‘Exception’ works mark a decisive moment in the artist’s history.

Far from explosions of colours, the artist proposes a work with tones, favouring a monochrome palette. Not even monotonous, the colours are contrasted by a lace of materials with precious effects, such as silver and gold leaf; forming new optical properties.

Indeed, the golden and silvery surfaces give the ‘Exception’ artworks an aspect of luxury and inimitability, by enhancing their kinetic vocation. Moreover, the natural variations of light on these materials modify the visual perception of the artwork according to their intensity.

They are also exceptional in their dimensions emphasizing the monumentality and the kinetic efficiency of the works.

The artist returns to the source of the pioneers of Optical Art by the simple evidence of the subject matters presented in his creations.

Without parting with the pop-roots that fuel the artist, Patrick Rubinstein evolves towards a work of maturity able to compete with the greatest contemporary artists.


Collection artworks:

The Collection pieces are best known and have granted the artist huge success.

Patrick Rubinstein has revisited the most renowned icons from the second half of 20th century, he indulges in the coloured universe of Pop of the 1960’s, tinted in black and white glamour from the 50’s and shaken by the anarchic madness of street art from the 80’s to the present day.

The artist conceives the ‘Collection’ pieces in the same spirit as Andy Warhol or Robert Indiana, and so he revisits the codes to create this universal emotion.

Edition artworks:

Distinctly Pop, Patrick Rubinstein’s publishing works are characterized by visual and kinetic efficiency adapted to small-scale formats.

Easily transportable and accessible, each of the limited-edition artworks are signed and numbered by the artist.


VIDEO: Exhibition “Exception”  – Patrick Rubinstein

Jun 24th – Jul 27th 2018
Paris, 11 Place du Tertre

Galerie Montmartre- Patrick Rubinstein - Exception