Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin: Interview

Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Quail Lake, 13 1/2 x 9 inches, oil on polyester, 2012 (
Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Quail Lake, 13 1/2 x 9 inches, oil on polyester, 2012 (courtesy of the artist)

John Seed interviews painter Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin whose work will be on view at Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York from April 24 - May 31, 2014.

Rubin comments: "In the past few years I have made the leap to using digital photographs to supplement working exclusively from life. It has given me access to a world of material that would otherwise be intangible. My years of working as an 'observational' realist have enabled this shift without sacrifice: in fact, it has been empowering! Without the aid of photography, gathering the raw material for these aerial perspectives would never have been possible. To see the human presence in the context of the natural environment has opened an arena of metaphors and ideas. In the end though, intuition and memory are what shape and form each painting."