Born in Paris in 1960, Patrick Rubinstein 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 is 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 Pop Art 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.
Through an innovative process, he hands paints his artworks in three dimensions, allowing the viewer to see several works in one. Three different points of view become possible. He works in this sense on the notion of Opt Art, or optical art, a genre that plays with our perceptions.
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.
With its polished and defined composition and interesting, sometimes 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.