Aurel Rubbish - Born in 1981 IN Besançon (France) where he lives and works.
Precious papers on everyday walls
"Between the meticulousness of the ornamental details and the dramatic intensity of the subjects staged, Aurel Rubbish has created himself a troubling universe, tense, filled with paradoxes. Having a definite predilection for paper, his approach is built around the paper-cut technique (work consisting of chiselling the paper to reveal a composition). Each one of his artwork comes out of thousands of handmade cuttings placing patience up to the rank of unconditional necessity, before they lets us catch a glimpse of the expressiveness of a face or the details of an organic element. The simplicity of the paper is upgraded by the accuracy of the cuttings and the addition, here and there, of gold leaves, turning the humble support into a subtle and complex art piece.
Exhibtions & projects
Solo show, Square concept, Besançon (France).
"Suggest", solo show, Speerstra Gallery, Bursins (Suisse).
"Grenoble Street Art Fest", collage in public space, Spacejunk, Grenoble (France).
"New romantic", solo show, Mathgoth Gallery, Paris (France).
"The paper cut show by Rubbish", le Cabinet d'Amateur, solo show, Paris (France).
"Small is beautifull II", Cabinet d'Amateur, Paris (France).
"Rubbish dedicates himself to the delicate and lacy sphere of paper cutting. Each piece, requiring hours of meticulous craftsmanship, systematically arouses deep emotional response in those who have the chance to come across one on the street. Influenced by his botanical background, Rubbish welcomes us to this world of abundant flora, which he puts into parallel with the Art Nouveau and Symbolism styles he cultivates and stages in his paper cut-outs. As in his "Metamorphosis" series, where man and flora merge, which is inspird by the Ovid's Metamorphoses. He nourishes each of his works with various references drawn from painting, religious icons and even tattoo art. His sometimes-corrosive universe captures our attention, but his poetry sweeps us away." (Text from the artist's website)
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