Nation of Two, the third part of Love Kills Demons, a twelve part video series by Jim Helton on Chris Rubino’s work and world highlights the powerless nature of the spectator’s eye when exposed to the artist working on his canvas.

The creative process that allows the artist to start on a blank page and settle down on his achievement is purely personal, spontaneous and ungraspable; it belongs to him and him only. You can read more about Chris Rubino here.


Lightbox, episode deux of Love Kills Demons, a twelve-part film portrait of Chris Rubino by Jim Helton. Chris is an Ace NYC artist — he was there right at the start making huge canvases for some rooms that still count among our favorites. You can see more about him from the early days of our blog.


A tour of Chris Rubino's studio in Brooklyn from Love Kills Demons, a twelve-part film portrait by Jim Helton. Chris is an Ace NYC artist — he was there right at the start making huge canvases for some rooms that still count among our favorites. He is an artist with a sacred air about him — at once passionate and cynical about beauty, he is pretty beautiful himself. You can see more about him from the early days of our blog.


Jessica Hische is among the Young Guns chosen by our friends at the Art Directors Club every year. Jessica’s obviously a total badass. A bunch of their Young Guns have created art at Ace Hotel New York, including Dora & Maja, Mike Perry, Tim Goodman, Chris Rubino, Damien Correll, Garrett Morin, Josh Cochran and Alex Kirzhner.

ADC is hosting their first big Young Guns party of the season tonight, to celebrate their call for entries to ADC Young Guns 9. Bloodwrestling, live music and who knows what else will shake down. The party is 20 bucks (free to members and past winners), at the ADC gallery, 106 West 29th Street in NYC, from 7 to 11pm. See more info here.


Chris Rubino paints four huge canvases for Ace Hotel New York.

Video by Jim Helton


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