Mikhail GUBIN 2

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Work1 Title: His Majesty Year: 2015 Materials: Wood, acrylic, ink Dimensions: H 24″ W 18″ D 17″
Work2 Title: Enigmatic growths. Year: 2016 Materials: Drawings on paper pasted on canvas Dimensions: H 76″ W 64″ D
Work3 Title: Symphony №2. Year: 2016 Materials: Wood, acrylic, ink. Dimensions: H 38″ W 22″ D 21″
Works4 Title: GARDEN OF EDEN. VIEW FROM HELICOPTER. Year: 2016 Materials: Paper, wood, plastic. Dimensions: H 42″ W 42″ D 4″
Work5 Title: Silent Film Star. Year: 2016 Materials: Discarded wood, fabric, metal, ink, acrylic. Dimensions: H 35″ W 18″ D 15″

Statement:

Gubin’s two-dimensional collage works on paper emanate from myriad geometric drawings that are cut out and carefully reassembled. Part Cubist, part Surrealist, these images are best described by the artist as “Similar to the action of our memory– from fragments we reconstruct the past.”
The sculptures are three-dimensional expansions of his two-dimensional canvases. Wooden pieces are glued together to form elaborate constructions that move between recognizable forms and abstract shapes. These sculptures charge the viewer’s imagination with innumerable possibilities. Central to the artist’s practice is the fact that the material embodies a kind of mythic power energized through its manipulation and placement. Immobile, wooden configurations take on movement and gesture and beckon us to a new world.

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BIOGRAPHY

MIKHAIL GUBIN WAS BORN IN THE SOVIET UNION IN 1953. HE STUDIED AT THE ART AND TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE, ZAGORSK, MOSCOW REGION. IN 1989 MIKHAIL GUBIN IMMIGRATED TO USA BY WAY OF VIENNA AND ROME. HIS MULTIMEDIA PRACTICE INCLUDES SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS, COLLAGE, INSTALLATION, AND VIDEO.  HE PARTICIPATED IN 36 SOLO SHOWS AND OVER 200 GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONALLY, RECEIVING MULTIPLE AWARDS AND PRAISING REVIEWS FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES AMONG MANY OTHERS. HE HAS BEING AWARDED A 2014 NYFA FELLOWSHIP IN THE CATEGORY OF CRAFTS/SCULPTURE. GUBIN IS A MEMBER OF THE AUDOBON ARTISTS, THE NATIONAL COLLAGE SOCIETY AND SCULPTORS GUILD OF NEW YORK.

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Fruits of Inspiration. Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
Mikhail Gubin: Sunrise in a Dumpster. Queens Museum of Art. Queens, NY
Transmogrifications of cuts and fractures. Sculptors Guild Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
Shadows, Synchronicity Space Gallery, New York, NY
Them and variations. Atrium Lobby Showcase Gallery. LaGuardia College, CUNY, LIC, NY
Art From the Boros IV. Denise Bibro Fine Art. New York, NY
Small Things Considered II. Laurence Miller Gallery. New York, NY
Loft in the Red Zone. Tribute to 9/11. Lobby of Historic House of JP Morgan. New York, NY
Queens International 2012: Three Points… The Queens Museum of Art. Queens, NY
Sculptors Guild @ Saks 2012. Saks Fifth Avenue. New York, NY
There Is No Place Like Home 2012. Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University. Newark, NJ
Audubon Artists 73rd Annual Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
THE WILD magazine. Bestiary Art Auction. Garis & Hahn Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

The New York Times, 06/06/99; 05/14/00; 05/28/00; 05/30/04; 26/10/14
New York Newsday, 12/19/93, 3/30/03, New York, NY
The New York Post. December 5, 2007. NYC
Surface China magazine. Spring issue. 2013
MONTEM. Issue #01, Japan. 2013

Place: Brooklyn, NY

Contact: nyart@gubinart.com

Website: http://www.gubinart.com