Strapped Bronzes

Strapped Bronzes

In this series of strapped bronzes–some with combinations of carved stone–the artist modifies the traditional use of bronze while suggesting an uncharacteristic, possibly ritualistic, relationship between these two natural elements.

The underlying characteristic of Rubin’s bronzes is the visual importance of controlling tension and stability.  His goal is to incite an appreciation for inventiveness and vision in the pursuit of personal enjoyment.

For details or inquiries: jennie@rubinpeacock.com

Strapped Bronze, 2014

Obleah Man, 1980

Strapped Cube, 2012

Bull Fish, 2012

Seamstress, 2015

Strapped Cube, 2014

Auction Alert! Don’t Miss This Rare Opportunity

Photo by: Terry Shank Photographs, Sarasota, Florida
In 2000, Rubin created a large-scale commissioned sculpture for Media General’s new headquarters in Richmond, VA.  The setting for the bronze was the large rotunda on the second floor, surrounded by executive offices requiring 360-degree visibility.

Creating this bronze required concentration on the divides at interesting intervals that would give the individual bronze segments a sense of movement as they surge against and interlock with each other as if nature had created a unified rhythm of stoic balance with an inner life.

In his sculptures, Rubin creates compositions that temporarily control the eye of the observer.  This creates a pause for the viewer to contemplate the relationship of each part to the whole and how the combination of those parts reveals the essence of the piece.

This 300-lb bronze, cast in his winter studio in Sarasota, FL,

will be included in an auction of the entire

Media General collection on Monday, May 15

with a preview on Thursday May 11th from 4 pm to 9 pm 

at Media General Building,

333 East Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219.

Wax Model

Also, in the collection to be auctioned

is a 5 ft. x 6 ft. oil painting, titled

“Wild Indians on the Beach #2”.

Unlike his sculptures, which are solid and rooted, the paintings are more ethereal.  Instead of pieces or parts pulling or pressing together as a concise unit, the forms in his painted works push apart creating a sense of flight.

Inside Faces

Created in 2015, Rubin’s series of bronze faces is an exercise in expression through composition and deliberate surface distortion.  These faces seem to be searching for the undercurrent, a sense of character, mystery and wit. The real beneath the apparent. With them, facial recognition is about the hidden, not the obvious.
In the treatment of these faces is a sense of shock. Emotions are exposed, humanity stripped.  Are they a series of disguises?
Part nature, part artistically gestured features, these faces unlock an inner life carefully guarded by the upheaval of their surfaces.

Available  in the Rubin Peacock Studio

Next Door Neighbor

Count on Me

Befuddled Soul

Three Dimensional Paintings

During the early 1980’s, when space-age casting material became available to artists, Rubin ventured into a new area of creative expression.While he has long specialized in bronze sculpture, Rubin began using high–fired aluminum silica products and colloidal binders to create basic sculpture forms rtnxnqa.
After firing these pieces up to 2,000 degrees and allowing them to cool, he applied several coats of thick industrial lacquer colors to complement the shapes of the sculptures. They represent yet another extension of his work as a painter and sculptor.

Full of color and animation, these painted sculptures are challenging to describe. Yet, they require only solitary efforts on the part of the viewer to find enjoyment in the work.

Available  in the Rubin Peacock Studio

For details or inquiries: jennie@rubinpeacock.com

Fantasy Reliefs

Rubin’s bronze relief tablets evolved over decades of drawing, painting and applying surface textures to his bronze sculptures in a personalized form of calligraphy. His paintings and bronzes have always shown a close relationship to each other, resembling and complementing each other.

In the early 1990s he began to develop  bronze tablet relief’s, which are intended  to be viewed  as free standing works.  Acid-based patinas are applied to accent various levels of depth to the surfaces. This uniquely intuitive form of expression continues today– as it has for more than four decades– evolving in new directions unimitatively.

Available in the Rubin Peacock Studio

Bronze Relief I

Freemasonry

Bronze Relief II

 Mattaponai Red Bank 

Pamunkey Clay Bank

Paradise Lake