Artist Portfolio

Melissa Rubin

Album: New Work 2016-18 1/10

View Image Details CONSTELLATION, 11"x8.5", 2018, Cold wax, oil stick, oil paint, powdered pigment, gold leaf on paper

CONSTELLATION, 11"x8.5", 2018, Cold wax, oil stick, oil paint, powdered pigment, gold leaf on paper

View Image Details FLOATING, 11"x8.5", 2017, Cold wax, oil paint, gold leaf on paper

FLOATING, 11"x8.5", 2017, Cold wax, oil paint, gold leaf on paper

View Image Details LIGHT HOUSE, 11"x8.5", 2018, Cold Wax, powdered pigment, oil paint, copper leaf on paper

LIGHT HOUSE, 11"x8.5", 2018, Cold Wax, powdered pigment, oil paint, copper leaf on paper

View Image Details LIGHT SHROUD, 30"x22", 2018, Cold wax, graphite, tape, silver leaf on paper

LIGHT SHROUD, 30"x22", 2018, Cold wax, graphite, tape, silver leaf on paper

View Image Details NIGHT, 31"x22", 2018, Cold wax, graphite, powdered pigments, pastel on paper

NIGHT, 31"x22", 2018, Cold wax, graphite, powdered pigments, pastel on paper

View Image Details SHADOW PLAY, 31"X22", 2017, Cold wax, graphite on paper

SHADOW PLAY, 31"X22", 2017, Cold wax, graphite on paper

View Image Details SHAPE OF CHANGE, 11"x8.5", 2018, Cold wax, oil paint, oil stick, gold leaf on paper

SHAPE OF CHANGE, 11"x8.5", 2018, Cold wax, oil paint, oil stick, gold leaf on paper

View Image Details SHINING THROUGH, 30"X22", 2017, Cold wax, graphite, powdered pigment, pastel on paper

SHINING THROUGH, 30"X22", 2017, Cold wax, graphite, powdered pigment, pastel on paper

View Image Details QUIET PATH, 10"x8", 2017, (Private Collection) Cold wax, oil paint, powdered pigment on paper

QUIET PATH, 10"x8", 2017, (Private Collection) Cold wax, oil paint, powdered pigment on paper

View Image Details WATER LINES, 11"x8.5", 2017, Cold wax, oil paint, oil stick, powdered pigment on paper

WATER LINES, 11"x8.5", 2017, Cold wax, oil paint, oil stick, powdered pigment on paper

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Album Description
"The media I choose functions as my vocabulary of expression, as well as standing in as proxy to emotional states of mind. My artwork is a manifestation of my interaction with my environment, and the effects that environment may have on my outer and inner life. My studio is in Rockaway Beach, in New York City. The work reflects this urban ocean environment and draws inspiration from the light and tones of the open sky, beach and water. The surfaces create a feeling of place, yet also are a conduit through which light can emanate and radiate. Some of my work incorporates the intensity of graphite with the earthiness of powdered pigments, others the translucency of wax and the luminosity so inherent in the medium. I choose materials that help to facilitate a sense of mystery and light, both internal and external. I think of my pieces as places to come to rest, both physically and emotionally, allowing the viewer a moment to reflect, looking outward as well as inward."

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