Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by Hollywood Combovers
Jorg Dubin has been a working artist for more than 35 years. His creative output extends beyond painting and includes sculpture, ceramics, art director, prop builder and part time musician. Mostly self taught, Dubin considers himself a "journeyman artist".
Dubin introduces the flux of time into his paintings, more specifically, he recalls the element of memory. Think of the Greek philosopher Heraclites's metaphor of time as a river. If time is a river, then Dubin paints time's eddies, pockets of calm surrounded by swirls and whorls.
Because memory is too inconsistent and vague, Dubin sanctifies the moment we view each figure. He wants us to hold onto these palpable objects that prick the surface of the water and of our consciousness as long as we can until the body, indeed, the memory of the body, drifts away into oblivion. Dubin does not mount a recovery effort but a quiet as-is memorial; like the Battleship Arizona's resting place at Pearl Harbor. As we testify to the wistful, smoky-eyed dissolution of these bodies, each figure seems to say, "Get a good look at me now, I won't inhabit this body, this space, this time, much longer."
Dubin maintains a studio in Laguna Beach, CA. For more information on the artist please visit: jorgdubin.com
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