Work1 Title: Rococo (Marquis de Sade). Year: 2013 Material: Wood, acrylic Dimensions: H 25″ W 22″ D 14″ Work2 Title: Creature. Year: 2014 Material: Wood, acrylic, ink. Dimensions: H 24″ W 17″ D 14″ Work3 Title: Phoenix. Year: 2013 Material: Wood, acrylic, ink. Dimensions: H 20″ W 15″ D 28″ Work4 Title: Convoluted thinking of a gardener. Year: 2014 Material Mixed media on paper mounted on board. Dimensions: H 30″ W 39″ D Work5 Title: Enigmatic growths. Year: 2015 Material: Drawings on paper pasted on canvas. Dimensions: H 76″ W 64″ D
For the creation of my wood sculptures I use discarded wood with the intent to gain awareness for the disregard of wood waste construction materials in big cities. I rummage through Manhattan’s waste in search of the necessary materials for my artwork.
I take pleasure in the process of creation and enjoy the idea to give new birth to thrown out wooden things through my sculpture.
My three-dimensional works on paper emanate from myriad geometric drawings that are cut out and carefully reassembled. Part Cubist, part Surrealist, these images are best described as similar to the action of our memory – from fragments we reconstruct the past.
Mikhail Gubin was born in the Soviet Union and studied at the Art and Technology College in Zagorsk, near Moscow, before moving to New York in 1989.
His multimedia practice includes photography, drawings, painting, collage, sculpture, installation, and video.
Gubin has participated in 33 solo exhibitions and over 200 group shows both in the United States and Internationally.
He has being awarded a 2014 NYFA Fellowship in the category of Crafts/Sculpture.
Gubin is a member of the Audubon Artists and Sculptors Guild.
SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Mikhail Gubin: Sunrise in a Dumpster. Queens Museum Of Art. Queens, NY
Transmogrifications of cuts and fractures. Sculptors Guild Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
New York Visions, Radford University Museum of Arts, Radford, VA
Splintery Configurations. Silvermine Arts Center. New Canaan, CT
Working It Out. The Painting Center. New York, NY
There Is No Place Like Home 2012. Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University. Newark, NJ
2012-2013 Signature Exhibition. The National Collage Society. Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. Mesa, AZ
Queens International 2012: Three Points Make A Triangle. The Queens Museum of Art. Queens, NY
The New York Times, Sunday, 06/06/99; Sunday, 05/14/00; Sunday, 05/28/00, Sunday, 05/30/04, NYC
New York Newsday, 12/19/93, 3/30/03, New York, NY
The Baltimore Sun, Thursday, January 23, 2003, Baltimore, MD
Place: Brooklyn, NY