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Shari Weschler Rubeck

Every week ArtisticMoods invites an artist to tell us something about the ambitions behind their art. This week we give the word to Shari Weschler Rubeck, who explains how her stunning painting series each focus on different, fascinating subjects:

“Working in series that materialize simultaneously, my imagery is primarily figural in nature.  These figures represent all of us – humans and humanness.  Some pieces are more symbolic of my own self and direct experiences, while others are observations from distant perspectives.

Fascinated by the human psyche, my Ego paintings ultimately shifted to the Alter Ego. The first Alter Ego portrays a human wearing a bunni mask or a bunni wearing a human – there is some ambiguity. We are all mask wearers of vast meaning, purpose & backstage mystery.

Animals are present in my thoughts, dreams and work and are my connection to the subtle workings of the world. They are magical, intuitive, fierce and connected and make wonderful story tellers. The ubiquitous Bunni characters, with their silly but slightly cynical senses of humor, became my visual narrators and continue to do so at random. He or She is in a mood, communicating a specific experience. They are metaphorical messengers who relate to us easily, begging for us to look at ourselves and perhaps find humor in the serious.”

New Beginning is where my obsession lies presently. This expanding body of work deals with the future direction of ‘Us’; how we are communicating, connecting & disconnecting. We are transforming – rapidly merging biology and technology.  I envision a divide in our human race where some link in to a technological world so extreme and others choose or are forced, to hide within what little nature remains.

I fluctuate between giving color & detail to the areas surrounding my characters and leaving them alone in their space. Negative space is carefully considered and expresses tension, while also allowing for areas of visual repose.

Remarkable Women was inspired by the strength of women during the age of Tudor and how they related to modern day women and motherhood.  In Odd Women, figures are leaning, almost falling.  Missing limbs and strange gazes convey an uncertainty correlating with my diagnosis of MS in 2008.

Shari Weschler Rubeck earned her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of art in 1992, with a Major in Painting and a Minor in Art History. Her beautiful works are exhibited in various galleries across the U.S.  

Website: www.artinmind.org
Also on: Twitter, Blue Canvas & Facebook

 

 New Beginning Series

Blue Evolution. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2012.

RobotJump NB5. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2012.Lion Girl NB8, by Shari Weschler RubeckSharp Intrusion NB10. By Shari Weschler Rubeck. Robot Swimmer NB4. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2012.

EGOS series

Ego#2, by Shari Weschler Rubeck.

AlterEgo #1, By Shari Weschler Rubeck. AlterEgo #3, by Shari Weschler Rubeck. Ego #1, by Shari Weschler Rubeck. Ego #3, by Shari Weschler Rubeck.

BUNNIES series

Waits Patiently. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2010.

Minor Situation Spilt Milk. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2012.Bunni In Waiting. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2011. Minor Situation Shrunken Sweater, by Shari Weschler Rubeck. Bunni Lies Over The Ocean - Hare On. By Shari Weschler Rubeck.

Circus Freaks and Tuned In series

Lady Bigsbee. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2012.

RamHead. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2012. Tuned In via Newspaper. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2011. Circus Woman. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2010. Long Hare. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2011.

Odd, In, Remarkable Women series

Lean, by Shari Weschler Rubeck.

In Motion, by Shari Weschler Rubeck. Pritty, by Shari Weschler Rubeck. Pieces, by Shari Weschler Rubeck.TILT. By Shari Weschler Rubeck, 2008.

 

 

 

 

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One year anniversary!

One year ago on this exact same day ArtisticMoods was launched. I can´t believe it.. one whole has passed since then! This calls for a little celebration.

What happened this year? 
More than 200 amazing artists were featured on the blog. Some beginning, some advanced, all awesome, super talented and highly admired by me. Thanks to submissions I received I got introduced to amazing people I didn’t knew existed such as Shari Weschler Rubeck, Toby Penney and Valérie Belmokhtar. I interviewed an artist I had admired for a long time: Catrin Welz Stein. As the website grew I introduced themes in which my favorite works are organized in specific colors & categories (I LOVE doing this!). And just recently I opened a little sales corner where a new item will be offered for sale each month. Oh, and this also happened: I got such lovely appreciations, likes and messages from you guys that it made me blush.. Thank you!!!

What will happen next?
More art is what will happen next! More painters, more illustrators, more discoveries, more themes and more artsy items for sale. I also have some exciting news to announce:  in March 2015 I will travel to Japan where I will stay for a month, get myself drenched into the Japanese contemporary art world and will do full report of this on the blog. I still can’t believe this is actually going to happen, but it will! I promise!! More info on this will follow.

How will we celebrate?
This year has been amazing, but I lost count of the numerous hours I spent behind my computer. Many of the lovely things I find, I find online and too many of them are created in places which involve aeroplane bookings if I ever decide to see them with my bare eye. So this weekend, I decided to do things differently.

I live in Utrecht; a beautiful city in the center of Holland which is rich of history, culture and artistic events. This weekend an event called Atelier Route Utrecht was organized throughout the city which means that many artists who live here opened their studio for the audience. A geat opportunity to get away from the computer, get on my bike, make some miles and meet with some of the many artists of my own hometown. Enjoy the ride!

 

First stop: Johan Kuhlmann

As an artist, Johan Kuhlmann is inspired by buildings and spaces. The buildings and constructions in his works are often colorful and combined with unusual imageries which give them stories and a beautiful surreal tone. Besides his paintings, Johan also creates decors for theatre productions, furniture and stained glass windows. You can find many more of his works on his website: www.johankuhlmann.nl

Johan Kuhlmann

Hohan KuhlmanHohan Kuhlman

 

Second stop: Maja Badnjevic

I Love these drawings! Originally from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Maja Badnjevic graduated from the Utrecht School of Arts in 2004. She works with several media such as ink, aquarel and graphite and she also creates installations of which you can find more here. Website: www.majabadnjevic.com

Maja Badnjevic

Maja BadnjevicMaja Badnjevic

 

Third stop: Eemke Koppelman

I usually limit my finds to paintings and illustrations, but visiting the studio of Eemke Koppelman was so wonderfully overwhelming that I coundn’t resist taking some shots. Eemke is a designer of artistic decors and costumes and a creator of colorful altars which are an absolute delight to look at. Eemke doesn’t have a website but you can follow her on Facebook for more information & updates.

Eemke Koppelman

Eemke KoppelmanEemke Koppelman

 

Last stop: Bas van der Wal

Bas works with a lot of materials, but none of them involve paint. In his studio Bas explained how he uses different kinds of dirt to create different colors (when mixing them with water), and how some of his works are made with nothing but the tops of burned matches. The results are pretty impressive! More of his creations can be found on his site: www.basvanderwal.com 

Bas van der Wal

Bas van der WalBas van der Wal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Themes

Hands & Tails

Dogs on heels and cats with coffee… well-suited bunnies, wannabe snails and many more human-like animals (and animal-like humans..) on the blog today. Enjoy!

 

Colette Calascione

Colette Calascione

Sergio Mora

Sergio Mora

Alessandra de Cristofaro

Alessandra de Cristofaro

Chichi Huang

Chichi Huang

Antonello Silverini

Antonello Silverini

Hsiao Ron Cheng

Hsiao Ron Cheng

María Elina Méndez 

María Elina Méndez

Inca Pan

Inca Pan

Aniela Sobieski

Aniela Sobieski

Joanna Concejo

Joanna Concejo

Ray Caesar

Ray Caesar

Julia Geiser

Julia Geiser

Katherine Streeter

Katherine Streeter

Christian Schloe

Christian Schloe

Gillian Warden

Gillian Warden

Lena Revenko

Lena Revenko

Elsa Mora

Elsa Mora

Yuko Higuchi

Yuko Higuchi

Shari Weschler Rubeck

Shari Weschler  Rubeck

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall

Spencer Herr

Spencer Herr

Stefan Zsaitsits

Stefan Zsaitsits

Kosuke Ajiro

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Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi

Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi

Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis

Vahge

Vahge

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Themes

Ladies in Red

Pinterest inspired me to categorise my favorite art in colors and themes, and it´s about time I start doing the same on this blog. So every now and then I´ll be posting a selection of wonderful works based on a theme.  

As a kickoff I’d like to introduce you to these gorgeous ladies in red, all created by artists featured on this blog. Enjoy!

 

Michael Carson

Michael Carson

Katty Huertas

Katty Huertas

Alice Wellinger

Alice Wellinger

Amanda Blake

Amanda Blake

Rachel Levit

Rachel Levit

Billy und Hells

Billy und Hells

Catrin Welz-Stein

Catrin Welz-Stein

Marion Peck

Marion Peck

Colette Calascione

Colette Calascione

Kristin Vestgård

Kristin Vestgård

Christian Schloe

Christian Schloe

Sarah Jarrett

Sarah Jarrett

Lena Revenko

Lena Revenko

Meghan Howland

Meghan Howland

Peggy Wolf

Peggy Wolf

Alfredo Palmero

Alfredo Palmero

Shari Weschler Rubeck

Shari Weschler Rubeck

Riikka Sormunen

Riikka Sormunen

Oleg Dou

Oleg Dou

Sergio Albiac

Sergio Albiac

Ray Caesar

Ray Caesar

Fatima Ronquillo

Fatima Ronquillo

Rimel Neffati

Rimel Neffati

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