Christian Rubeck

Christian Rubeck

In 1984, art school at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, started with the Art Foundation Program before an Interior Design Major. In 1985, an elective Sculpture class sparked enough of a fire for a major change. My first “found objects,” a discarded restaurant booth and some partially burned plywood, became a piece titled “Love Seat.”

My work starts with a single object pulled from my collection of materials in my studio in North Kingstown, RI. Bowling alley floor, motorcycle wheels, reconfigured chairs, airplane propellers, copper, aluminum, leather and wood – to name a few. The reconfigured pieces usually take multiple forms and some have been changed after years as a more detailed vision comes into focus.

My work is meant to entice the viewer out of the box about what is normal. This can lead to many fun creations and experiences as functionality blends equally with the whimsical aesthetic.

Here are a few examples of his work.