Patrick Rubinstein


"I have always been fascinated by motion. What fascinates me with this craft is to capture the viewers attention. But he doesnt need any background knowledge to undertsand my work. He needs nothing but his eye and his sensibility." - Patrick Rubinstein 

Born in Paris in 1960, Patrick Rubinstein grew up in the shadow of artists such as Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, and Yaacov Agam; each of which where leading figures in the Op (optical) Art and Kinetic Art movements.

It was Rubinsteins father who introduced him to the work of such artists, helping to birth his fascination with how they combined geometric lines and shapes with eye-popping colour to create the illusion of movement and play. Rubinstein was entranced at the way in which these artists played with the limits of the human eye's perception, and they became the primary influences on his own artistic evolution.

However, while their artwork was subtle and abstract, Rubinsteins work is more attuned to Pop Art and the stories of the day, making his images more accessible and highly engaging to a contemporary audience; like Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana before him. 


Rubinstein believes that art should provoke a universal emotion, and works with the notion of Opt Art (or optical art), which is a genre that plays with our perception and moods. Through an innovative process, he hand paints his artworks in three dimensions, allowing the viewer to see several works in one; three different points of view become possible. 

Patrick's work is exhibited in leading galleries internationally and held in many prestigious collections all over the world. This includes King Mohamed IV of Morocco, a number of fashion designers, French football and tennis heroes Kylian Mbappé and Yannick Noah also own works. 

Polished and defined, yet sometimes using a playful subject matter, Patrick's work makes a strong but universally appealing statement in any interior space. His list of high profile collaborators includes world renowned architect and designer Philippe Starck.