The other birth of Venus by Lisa Rubin
Collage on paper
50 x 70 cm
500 eur +tax
The Other Birth of Venus
One story from Greek Mythology tells us that Aphrodite, the goddess of love, (identified with Venus by the Romans) was born from the white foam produced by the severed genitals of her father Uranus (Heaven), after his son Cronus threw them into the sea. Really the female embodiment of sexual love and the generative powers of nature arose from some balls and water? What about goddess mama?
In this revision the goddess springs from her mother’s belly (hip? womb?) perhaps after a chance encounter with a sexy octopus under a pomegranate tree.
Lisa Rubin is a Spanish/American artist currently based in Barcelona. She works primarily with collage, making beautiful, thoughtful, and humorous compositions inspired by mythology and by her own life experiences. Motherhood, mortality and sex are all subjects that come in to play, brought to life through stories, characters and playful words. Collage is a medium which allows her the freedom to address many subjects, but also follows her belief that art should be made out of everything. Her work is immensely symbolic, every component has not just one, but many, reasons for being there. She is largely inspired by literature and history, particularly the strong female mythological characters who have a powerful presence in her work.