Paula Rubino

American (b. 1968)

Paula Rubino
Paula Rubino

Paula Rubino is a painter making compelling contemporary imagery with classical techniques and materials. Spare compositions are arranged to evoke calm, color is placed to heighten mood, and multi-layered, broad brushwork builds a complex yet fresh surface. Slightly absurd compositions, elements of humor, beauty, and strangeness are sometimes employed to convey timeless, subtle social messages.

Rubino trained at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, and furthered her studies with Richard Serrin in Florence and Odd Nerdrum in Norway.

Paula Rubino
Paula Rubino

Paula Rubino brings a broad range of stylistic influence and international experience to bear in her bold and colorful painting, the creation of which takes place primarily in her Florida and Finland studios.  With education in architecture, drawing, painting, etching and print-making, this New Jersey native applies an unconventional approach to the figure while still incorporating several methods and materials from her traditional training.  A strong interest in design and a modernist view of color are also apparent in her work, and as such her paintings often appear assemblage-like in their striking arrangement of prints and patterns and in the broken, textual brushwork that bring the fabrics to life.  Here the artist talks about the evolution of her eclectic style, explains how she composes her ideas on canvas, and shares how her work with paint and color is an opportunity to convey social messages and reflections on the human condition.   (from In the Studio:  Paula Rubino by Allison Malafronte, February 2019)

Work


Arcadia
Paula Rubino

Arcadia

etching on paper 4/50
3.5" x 3" etching
19" x 15" framed

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Matriarch Reluctant
Paula Rubino

Matriarch Reluctant

oil on linen
35" x 34" painting
42" x 41" framed

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Limes, Honeybells, and the Councilman
Paula Rubino

Limes, Honeybells, and the Councilman

2011
oil on linen
18" x 24" painting

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Yellow Magnolia
Paula Rubino

Yellow Magnolia

oil on linen board
9.5" x 7.5" painting
12.5" x 10.5" framed

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Olavi Sidelit
Paula Rubino

Olavi Sidelit

oil on linen
11" x 9" painting
13.5" x 11.75" framed

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Turquoise Wave
Paula Rubino

Turquoise Wave

oil on linen panel
9.5" x 11.5"
11.75" x 13.5" framed

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Midday at Savannas
Paula Rubino

Midday at Savannas

oil on linen board
9" x 11" painting
11.5" x 13.5" framed

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Senecio
Paula Rubino

Senecio

monotype on paper
4.5" x 6"
13" x 15.5" framed

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Matador
Paula Rubino

Matador

oil on linen board
8.5" x 6.5"

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