Faceless people in Gideon Rubin’s paintings
Israeli artist Gideon Rubin takes his inspiration from old photos to paint everyday scenes with people who do not have a face.
Born in 1973, Gideon Rubin is an Israeli artist, born in Tel Aviv, famous for his paintings in which the people portrayed do not have a face and for this reason are not recognizable.
Gideon Rubin takes his cue both from old vintage photos and from his family’s memories. For this reason, the Israeli artist paints moments of everyday life: two spouses who have themselves photographed, a girl in the pool, but also more intimate, like taking off her shirt after closing in the room, reading something lying on the bed, wearing only underwear.
The large and dense brushstrokes, combined with a palette of soft colors ranging from white, beige, pink powder show a world apparently flat, but not very different from that of everyday life, from moments of peace that we carve out between a thousand commitments.
By portraying everyday life and voluntarily deciding not to reveal too much, without showing any specific details and, above all, the faces of his subjects, the protagonist of his paintings could be anyone, we could be.
In our gallery you will find a selection of paintings by Gideon Rubin, to discover more go to his site.