The exhibit, called 'Tribe' includes human figurative forms camouflaged within abstract compositions. The idea is to blur the boundaries between human and environment, including the digital environment that is steadily encroaching on our definition of humanity.
With color and form juxtaposition, Rubio implies conflict through his painting style. “It is this ongoing contest over the instability and the continuing viability of figuration that I seek to address within the greater field of art production and politics today." he says. "Thus, in my most recent body of work the color choices and compositions no longer provide the feeling of a mere cautionary tale, but rather, they alert us to rising creativity of the figure in early twenty-first century.”
The opening reception is Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 6-9pm. Address: 170 S La Brea Ave, Upstairs, Los Angeles, CA 90036