Chris DeRubeis uses the term « Abstract Sensualism » to best describe his style of art. The artist, in the manner of an alchimist, combines paint and chemicals to obtain unique effects and depth on the metal base.
Mixed media on metal
As a child Chris DeRubeis showed great interest in sketching, a passion he shared with his grandfather, with whom he spent his weekends. For his 11th birthday he received an airbrush which he quickly mastered, marking the beginning of his quest for innovation. To pay for his studies at the Pasadena Art Center and the Associates in Art College, he created a business for hand-painted t-shirts and customized Harley Davidsons. While grinding the base paint off a Harley gas tank he discovered the metal exposed to the light unveiled fantastic patterns that seemingly danced off the tank.
Born 1978 in Santa Clarita, California, U.S.A.
DeRubeis is represented by several galleries in the United States, and his works can be found in art galleries aboard cruise ships sailing from Canada and the United Kingdom
His works are included in corporate and private collections in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Recipient of the prestigious ARTV award in the category “New Movement” at the Annual Fine Arts Awards.
DeRubeis has been the subject of many reports in the written, televised and web based media, including the Annual Fine Art Awards.