Zoë Rubens

About Zoe   

Metalworks, Ceramic and Print

Hogarth selfie on Flickr.Hogarth Selfie
‘The Small Self’, 20 September 2014–11 January 2015
It was great to be asked to contribute a piece to the show ‘The Small Self’ at William Hogarth’s house in Chiswick http://williamhogarthtrust.org.uk/ 
The Hogarth Trust asked more than 50 members of the artistic community to produce a small self-portrait to mark the 250th anniversary of Hogarth’s death. The contributors include some big names – artists such as Peter Blake, Humphrey Ocean, Anthony Green, performers including Joanna Lumley, and cartoonist Steve Bell to name a few. I was rubbing shoulders with all of these at the opening on Friday 19 September, and got a nice welcome from Anthony Green, who owns one of my sculptures.
Hogarth has influenced a lot of artists and the idea was to show our response to his legacy. I enjoyed researching the project and learning more about his work. My own selfie was inspired by Hogarth’s portraits. I noticed that he made them more flattering my taking the face slightly from the side, so the nose is in profile. I etched my own self-portrait using this approach, then welded it on to a sculpture that contains some oblique references to Hogarth (see image below/attached). I think I took a slightly more light-hearted approach than some of the other artists, although Peter Blake’s selfie depicted his face with a pug tattooed on the forehead.
The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12 to 5, until 11 January, and is free.

Hogarth selfie on Flickr.

Hogarth Selfie
‘The Small Self’, 20 September 2014–11 January 2015
It was great to be asked to contribute a piece to the show ‘The Small Self’ at William Hogarth’s house in Chiswick http://williamhogarthtrust.org.uk/
The Hogarth Trust asked more than 50 members of the artistic community to produce a small self-portrait to mark the 250th anniversary of Hogarth’s death. The contributors include some big names – artists such as Peter Blake, Humphrey Ocean, Anthony Green, performers including Joanna Lumley, and cartoonist Steve Bell to name a few. I was rubbing shoulders with all of these at the opening on Friday 19 September, and got a nice welcome from Anthony Green, who owns one of my sculptures.
Hogarth has influenced a lot of artists and the idea was to show our response to his legacy. I enjoyed researching the project and learning more about his work. My own selfie was inspired by Hogarth’s portraits. I noticed that he made them more flattering my taking the face slightly from the side, so the nose is in profile. I etched my own self-portrait using this approach, then welded it on to a sculpture that contains some oblique references to Hogarth (see image below/attached). I think I took a slightly more light-hearted approach than some of the other artists, although Peter Blake’s selfie depicted his face with a pug tattooed on the forehead.
The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12 to 5, until 11 January, and is free.

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Whistle blower on show @ on Flickr.
Wymondham  Sculpture Show
www.wymondhamarts.com
carved cast & constructed
You and your friends are invited to the Private Viewof the Art Centre’s annual sculpture exhbition to be held on Tuesday 19 August, from 6 - 8 pm.
The noted Norwich sculptor Ros Newman was invited to curate the 2014 sculpture exhibition. She has assembled an interesting group of artists, some returning and some new to the venue. They work in a variety of media and a range of techniques. This exhibition will provide an opportunity to see their work in a setting that lends itself to 3-dimensional work
Works by these sculptors are included:
Andy Jarrett
Andy Reeve
Chris Dixon
Chedgey
John Nicholson
Laure Olivier Minns
Monika Wesselman
Nigel Barnett
Pip Collyer
Ros Newman
Zoe Rubens
The exhibition is open from 10 to 5 from 19 August to 31 August (opens noon on Sundays) 
Wymondham Arts Centre is a project of Wymondham Arts Forum, a Charitable Incorporated Organization, Registered number 1153188
Wymondham Arts Centre, Becket’s Chapel, Church Street, Wymondham, NR18 OPP 
www.wymondhamarts.com

Whistle blower on show @ on Flickr.


Wymondham Sculpture Show
www.wymondhamarts.com


carved cast & constructed


You and your friends are invited to the Private Viewof the Art Centre’s annual sculpture exhbition to be held on Tuesday 19 August, from 6 - 8 pm.

The noted Norwich sculptor Ros Newman was invited to curate the 2014 sculpture exhibition. She has assembled an interesting group of artists, some returning and some new to the venue. They work in a variety of media and a range of techniques. This exhibition will provide an opportunity to see their work in a setting that lends itself to 3-dimensional work

Works by these sculptors are included:

Andy Jarrett
Andy Reeve
Chris Dixon
Chedgey
John Nicholson
Laure Olivier Minns
Monika Wesselman
Nigel Barnett
Pip Collyer
Ros Newman
Zoe Rubens

The exhibition is open from 10 to 5 from 19 August to 31 August (opens noon on Sundays)

Wymondham Arts Centre is a project of Wymondham Arts Forum, a Charitable Incorporated Organization, Registered number 1153188
Wymondham Arts Centre, Becket’s Chapel, Church Street, Wymondham, NR18 OPP
www.wymondhamarts.com

— 2 months ago