Patrick Rubinstein’s pioneering kinetic artworks pay tribute to the most renowned icons from the second half of the 20th century and offer an extraordinary viewing adventure. Using aspects of Surrealism, Street, Pop Art and Renaissance, he blends creativity, innovation and science to give each work an animated and perpetually self-renewing aspect.
Born in Paris in 1960, Patrick grew up in the shadow of artists such as Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley and Yaacov Agam, leading figures in the Op (optical) Art and Kinetic Art movements, whose work was introduced to him by his father. He was fascinated by the way they combined geometric lines and shapes with eye-popping colour to create the illusion of movement and play with the limits of the human eye’s perception, and they became the primary influence on his own artistic evolution. However, while their artwork was subtle, disorientating and abstract, Patrick’s is more intuitive and attuned to popular culture and the stories of the day, making his images accessible and highly engaging to a contemporary audience; like Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana before him, he believes that art should provoke a universal emotion.