Claudia Rubinstein works with oil paints and semiprecious gems, combining a sumptuous colour sense with a broad spectrum of materials to craft one-of-a-kind paintings, and jewellery that is at once wearable and a work of art.
Her paintings reference classic fairytales and fantastically romanticized world histories, as do some of her works with beading, jewels, and polymer clay. The imaginary, the exotic, and colour for colour’s sake form the foundation of Claudia’s practice. Every work is a further exploration of one or all of these themes, bound up with a genuine sense of wonder.
It is this air of innocent enchantment that truly distinguishes Claudia’s work. Her works speak to the viewer of precious times past, childhood joys, and the whimsy of human imagination. Put simply, they speak of magic.