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Glen Rubsamen

Glen Rubsamen’s craft is painting, which he treats as a traditionally established medium. Yet what appears at first glance to be traditional is at the same time the very source of Rubsamen’s subversiveness. His scenic and artistic views invariably play out against an impressive celestial backdrop that contrasts sharply and spectacularly with the silhouette-like black figures arrayed in the foreground – figures, incidentally, that cannot move; not just because they are painted, but also because they are usually things that are rooted to the spot, such as trees, antennae, and more recently, huge billboards. In spite of their immobility, they are protagonists in the sense that they narrate so much. Their narrative comes from their role serving as representatives of overarching themes. The images appear like film stills, exuding an air of calm and drama. And they all look remarkably Californian – which is still one of the classic projections of the western imagination. —Axel Jablonski

  • Glen Rubsamen, Bad Actors, 2020

    acrylic on wood panel
    24.02 x 29.92 in (61 x 76 cm)
    EUR 10 000

  • Glen Rubsamen, Dark Escort, 2020

    acrylic on wood panel
    29.92 x 40.16 in (76 x 102 cm)
    EUR 13 000

  • Glen Rubsamen, Dawn rescue, 2020

    acrylic on wood panel
    29.92 x 40.16 in (76 x 102 cm)
    EUR 13 000

  • Glen Rubsamen, Dulce et Decorum Est, 2020

    acrylic on wood panel
    24.02 x 29.92 in (61 x 76 cm)
    EUR 10 000

  • Glen Rubsamen, Forever War, 2020

    acrylic on wood panel
    48.03 x 59.84 in (122 x 152 cm)
    EUR 21 000

  • Glen Rubsamen, Phantom Below, 2020

    acrylic on wood panel
    29.92 x 40.16 in (76 x 102 cm)
    EUR 13 000

  • Glen Rubsamen, Swarm Attack, 2020

    acrylic on wood panel
    29.92 x 29.92 in (76 x 76 cm)
    EUR 11 000

  • Glen Rubsamen, Be All You Can Be, 2020

    acrylic on panel
    18.11 x 35.83 in (46 x 91 cm)
    EUR 10 000

  • Glen Rubsamen, Crepusculum Libertas, 2019

    acrylic on wood
    24.02 x 20.08 in (61 x 51 cm)
    EUR 8 500

  • Glen Rubsamen, Clear From The Start, 2018

    acrylic on panel
    36.22 x 36.22 in (92 x 92 cm)
    EUR 13 000

  • Glen Rubsamen, Holly, 2018

    acrylic on panel
    36.61 x 36.61 in (93 x 93 cm)

  • Glen Rubsamen, Java-Time, 2018

    acrylic on panel
    20.08 x 24.02 in (51 x 61 cm)
    EUR 8 500

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