An illustrator, photographer and mixed media digital artist,
Rubinson creates complex meditative works that convey harmony and wholeness
A powerful display of 21st century mandalas created through the interaction of geometry and light is coming to the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County’s headquarters in downtown Lake Worth Beach.
An exclusive exhibition of work by Lake Worth Beach artist David Ellis Rubinson will take place December 9, 2022, through January 21, 2023, at the Council’s Solo Gallery. Free and open to the public, exhibition hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
With an artistic commitment to deep symmetry and reflections of the infinite, Rubinson’s computer-generated work is informed by Tibetan and Indian mandalas, Islamic architecture, Tantric rituals, and sacred geometry, as well as Dutch Nature Morte paintings and light displays of Las Vegas and Atlantic City in the 1950s and 60s. The work is created with multiple 3D and motion graphics software and rendered as finely detailed, high-resolution photographic prints and video animations. Both his prints and videos incorporate disparate elements that when combined speak of symmetry, pattern, cadence, and rhythm. His work aspires to create an experience of transcendental beauty and well-being.
“David’s digital work is distinctive because of how accurate it appears,” said Jessica Ransom, the council’s director of artist services. “His work is so realistic that people often don’t realize how much work has gone into perfecting each piece. His inspiration comes from a wide variety of references and is incredibly captivating. It is very much meant to provide a meditative offering to all who see it.”
Selected through a highly competitive application process, Rubinson is one of six Palm Beach County professional artists whose work was chosen by a committee for one of the Council’s coveted Solo Gallery exhibition spots. His work has previously been featured in the Council’s 2021 Reflections exhibition, as well as numerous other shows throughout Florida and the nation, including the Boca Raton Innovation Center and Armory Art Center in 2022 and Art Palm Beach in 2020.
“The intention of my imagery is to express a deeply felt sense of joy,” Rubinson said. “Having been a spiritual seeker and student of consciousness for many years, this body of work is the culmination of both my spiritual and artistic practice.”
All of Rubinson’s images are created digitally using three-dimensional design software and countless hours of rendering and refining each piece. With the goal of creating modern mandalas that are resplendent with pulsing, vibrant forms, he focuses intensely on creating pieces that are geometrically balanced, either as still images or animations. In addition to a collection of digital prints, his exhibition at the Cultural Council will feature the premiere of his short animation Any Day Now.
“My work is created to be an immersion into the heart of beauty and harmony – an experience that triggers an energetic opening into potentially deeper spaces of consciousness,” he said.
David Ellis Rubinson’s solo exhibition will run from December 9, 2022, through January 21, 2023, at the Council’s headquarters in Lake Worth Beach. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit palmbeachculture.com/exhibitions for more information or to register for the opening artist reception on December 8.
About the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County
The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Cultural Capital®. Headquartered in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. building in Downtown Lake Worth Beach, the Council presents exciting year-round exhibitions and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County. The Council features spectacular work by Palm Beach County-based professional artists in its Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store, offers complimentary resources for visitors in its Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center and hosts frequent events in its outdoor Project Space, offering views of the building’s iconic Martin Luther King Jr. mural by renowned Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra. The council is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and a comprehensive calendar of cultural events in The Palm Beaches, visit palmbeachculture.com.
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Exhibition: David Ellis Rubinson — December 9, 2022 – January 21, 2023
Lake Worth Beach artist David Ellis Rubinson’s work is informed by ideas and creations associated with various cultural and artistic traditions such as Tibetan and Indian mandalas, Islamic architecture, Tantric rituals, and sacred geometry, as well as Dutch Nature Morte paintings and light displays of Las Vegas and Atlantic City in the 1950s and 60s. The work is created with multiple 3D and motion graphics software and rendered as finely detailed, high-resolution photographic prints and video animations. Both his prints and videos incorporate disparate elements that when combined speak of symmetry, pattern, cadence, and rhythm. His work aspires to create an experience of transcendental beauty and well-being. This free public exhibition will take place at the Solo Gallery at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, located in The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth Beach. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call (561) 471-2901 or visit palmbeachculture.com.