Artist Profile: Eugene Rubuls


ART IS THE medium through which Eugene Rubuls hopes to raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of marine wildlife. His mission is to highlight the pressing issues associated with climate change. “When you love something you naturally want to protect it,” he says. “I want to capture and preserve unique habitats and scenes.”

His work is a visual depiction of the natural world – “an endangered world which sadly may not be here in the future”. The artist describes his paintings as a way to capture moments of transition and tranquillity in the scenery. “Nature is the source of my inspiration. Everything I render is focused on harmony within her laws,” he says. He uses vivid colours “to convey beauty and life as opposed to destruction, by rendering a full spectrum of colours against bleaching and decolouration”.

With family roots planted firmly in the art world, Eugene believes much of his artistic ability comes from his father – a sculptor. “Pencils and water- colour were my favourite toys as a child,” he reminisces. Eugene studied art

in Russia before moving to England, where he spent 10 years building his career as a tattoo artist. It was at the point where he started to gain international recognition for his artistic practice that he decided to shift the focus of his work. “I decided to move on and focus on something more meaningful, as I felt that as a human being I should somehow contribute to the planet,” he says.

A delicate application of mixed media, Eugene’s distinct style bridges the gap between the traditional academic approach and modern abstract art. For the artist, painting is a meditative process. “I get lost in reliving the experience and watching it come to life on canvas,” he explains. “I would like my art to be a window into a world not everyone has the opportunity to see.”

Eugene has successfully exhibited in art shows and galleries around Europe, Russia and Australia. Commissioned artwork can be found in private collections in the USA, Japan, Australia and Europe. His artwork can be purchased online via his online store.

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