Resistance V. Acceptance
Resistance V. Acceptance, 2014
Latex paint, spray paint on plywood
16 x 210 ft
Rubin’s work combines traditional wild style abstractions and geometric deconstructions.
Emphasizing his roots as a graffiti writer, Rubin’s work combines traditional wild style abstractions and geometric deconstructions. Featuring swooping smooth lines reminiscent of letter forms, muted color palettes, and Scandinavian clean lines, Rubin’s work blurs the lines between the adjacent worlds of graffiti and street art.
In his mural, Rubin has worked with a muted palette of beige and brown to create an elegant series of overlapping geometric shapes that span a 200-foot portion of the fence between South First Street and Grand Street.
Rubin was nine years old when he did his first tag. The son of Finnish immigrant workers to Sweden and born and raised in the concrete projects of Bergsjön, Gothenburg, Rubin has put his trademark on concrete and brick all over the world, from Finland to Thailand, from Denmark to Miami Art Basel. His canvas and print works have been shown in Stockholm, Reykjavik, Montreal and at the Fountain Art Fair at the legendary Lexington Armory in New York. He’s collaborated with MTV, Heineken and GAP among others and his work has been featured in Vice Magazine, ArtSlant, Graffuturism to name a few.