Rubin415 has been producing some impressive murals as well as installations in New York over the summer and now he brings his work to the Westcoast. Gothometria opens tonight at Cave Gallery in Venice, CA. The Finnish artist relocated to New York city and has used his relationship to his homeland in the palette and concept of his work.


C.A.V.E. Gallery is pleased to present “Gothometria” – Rubin’s first exhibition in Los Angeles. This new series of abstract paintings shows influences of Rubin’s current home Gotham City, his hometown Gothenburg and the artist’s love of geometrical forms.

The son of Finnish immigrant workers in Sweden, Rubin was born and raised in the epicenter of boredom – the concrete projects of Bergsjön, Gothenburg. From this experience, he began picturing walls blossoming before his eyes – and started out on a journey that he’s still on today.

Rubin’s abstract geometrical pieces are inspired by the forms of traditional wild style graffiti, but are created in earth-tone color palettes with Scandinavian clean lines – and has developed into a signature style that is rapidly becoming internationally respected.

He has put his trademark on concrete and brick walls all over the world, from Finland to Thailand, Denmark to Miami, New York to Los Angeles. In 2013, Rubin was a part of the impressive Aqueduct Murals project in New York.

The artist seamlessly transitions between large murals to paintings that range of sizes. His paintings have been showcased in galleries in Stockholm, Reykjavik, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles and at the Fountain Art Fair. Rubin has also collaborated on projects with MTV, Heineken, GAP and the Scandinavian design house COMMON, and has been featured in Juxtapoz, Vice Magazine, Brooklyn Street Art, ArtSlant and Graffuturism.

Rubin resides in Brooklyn, but he’s just at home in the wilderness of Lapland, where he spends the summers with his wife in a log house among reindeer and underneath the midnight sun.