Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Review of Gideon Rubin: Delivering Newspapers at Rokeby Gallery
Gideon Rubin: Delivering Newspapers
22 January – 26 March 2015
Gideon Rubin (born Tel Aviv, 1973) is a painter. Or is he? Certainly he uses paint, but his source materials are photographs – both from family albums and old magazines and newspapers (all found at flea markets, featuring anonymous strangers) – and his recent finished pieces, painted directly on to these images, often leave as much – if not more – of the original underneath to show through. Even upon close study, it is not always easy to tell whether the pattern on the shirt is painted or photographed and whether the colour of the hair ribbon is as it was or changed. Rubin deliberately obscures and obfuscates, blurring the boundaries between painting and photography and questioning the very nature of truth, so often unwaiveringly placed in the eye of the camera.
To read the rest of this review, please go to: http://www.photomonitor.co.uk/2015/03/delivering-newspapers-2/