(PRESS RELEASE)_November 28, 2022 (Lake Worth Beach, Fla.) — 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.
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