Ref RC1 – “Pray” – Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm. £800 framed.
A sense of grief and thankfulness. As life flows into her, so does her life ebb away and is left behind. Bowed head and folded hands, she relates her gratitude for beng a child of the Earth and her thanks for the children she has bore and will bear in the future.
Ref RC2 – “Jerusalem” – Oil on canvas 70 x 90 cm. £1000 framed.
Storm clouds gather in life as we armor ourselves for the coming storm – represented by the rhinoceros. Although things are askew and various.
Ref RC3 – “Moral Eye” – Oil on canvas 80 x 90 cm. £2000 framed).
Rising out of the sea the all seeing eye scans, weighs and decides a mortals fate. The reflection of our lives is shown at its center as it constructs our futures in the outer reaches of the mighty orb. Once finished we are returned to Gia to live out the rest of our lives.
Ruben Cukier Profile
Ruben Cukier is a surrealist painter, born and raised in politically violent Buenos Aires. He is a member of an illustrious roster of artists who’s vivid imagination and fantasy has informed their art making. Visual artists from Salvador Dali, Fernando Botero, Dorothea Tanning and writers such as Jose Saramago, Carlos Fuentes and Franz Kafka, to name a few, have mined the rich subconscious for imagery.
The dictionary defines surrealism as a style of art and literature, stressing the subconscious, or non rational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects and unexpected juxtapositions.
Unexpected juxtapositions that, at first, are baffling and thought provoking but when considered more closely, produce a frisson of recognition. The recognition of dreams fears or thoughts that we ourselves may have experienced at one time or another. That’s why his paintings are so appealing. Ruben Cukiers paintings depict images and ideas that are not only pleasing and visually stunning, but also somehow universal and timeless.
Cukier chooses colors and shades that reveal a yearning for a less superficial, less deceptive reality. The forms, dimensions and colors give shape to dreams and nightmares, and even allude to a notion of hope. Humour is used to reflect fears, habits and desires that most of us deny and supress deep within.
These beautiful and brilliantly executed paintings are in the artist’s studio.
Advice on sizes and costs is available on request from Elysium.