“Images I create are poems without the words”
– Rubem Robierb
For two decades, Rubem Robierb has worked with poetry, photography and painting to create capturing and visually compelling works of art whose strong symbolism and underlying message induce an emotional response with the beholder and strike on the sensitive nerves of modern society.
Growing up in Maranhão, Brazil, Robierb first artistic expression was poetry, which was followed by photography. His kindling passion for photography led it to become his preferred art form, because, like with poetry, Robierb clearly saw how he could create images that could convey a deeper meaning – and create images that could be read.
After receiving formal photography training while working as a commercial photographer in São Paolo, he was discovered by the French ‘Art et Partage’ association, which helped him debut his first solo photography show in Paris and Aix en Provence.
In 2008 Robierb relocated to Miami to open his studio in the art district Wynwood. In this axis of international and local art galleries mixed with street art and graffiti and began to pursue what he alludes to as his third artistic way of expression – painting. In. 2013 Robierb move to NYC and debut his first show in the big apple at Gaglialatella Galleries named Bullets and Butterflies. It was from this location that he has created a rough of his most important works, including, BulletFly Effect, HEart and his new series Power Flowers.
In the beginning of 2015, Robierb was commissioned by the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to bring his BulletFly Effect series into the heart of the city. His art project Metamorph-US transformed a Downtown Fort Lauderdale building with a 300-foot mural of large-scale butterflies.
Currently, he is deeply involved in his visually bold and symbolically potent art collection HEART, and his next art project will evolve around two other profoundly transformative figures – bullets and flowers. Working with the bullet as an iconic shape has also paved the way for his fourth artistic way of expression as Robierb is working with dimensionality and scale as a sculptor.