Strange Paradise by Charlie Rubin - Book Launch and Window
April 10, 2014
Strange Paradise ambles between the peculiar and the familiar, as Charlie Rubin works intuitively to create unexpected combinations with idiosyncratic logic. Taking perception as his waypoint, Rubin presents a kaleidoscopic body of work that explores the convergence of the actual and the artificial. While some photographs are manipulated, many are left unchanged, serving to pace and balance the work, and to further question what is real and what is altered.
To coincide with the launch, Rubin will present a window installation at Printed Matter reflecting the ideas and aesthetic of Strange Paradise. Composed of large inkjet prints, window paint, color gradient transparencies, holographic prints, and objects depicted in the book, the installation is a layered, composite work that offers a complex and shifting experience as people walk by.
Strange Paradise is published by Conveyor Editions. The publication is 60 pages, digital-offset printed, color and measures 25 x 19 cm. It retails for $35.00 and is available through Printed Matter here.
Charlie Rubin is a Brooklyn-based photographer and artist. He holds an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in New York and has exhibited at the Unseen Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Pingyao International Photo Festival, Pingyao China; Print/Out, Curated by C. Cherix with Kim Conaty, Museum of Modern Art, among others. His work has been featured in numerous publications, both in print and online, including: Paper Journal, Aint-Bad, VUU Volume, No. 2, Wild Magazine, and most recently in FOAM magazine, Talent Issue #36, 2013.