*1969 Mexico City – lives in Barcelona
Gino Rubert, born in Mexico in 1969 to Spanish parents, is first and foremost a painter. He also creates drawings, videos, and installations, and writes short stories. The world depicted in his paintings is a domain of modern people – young women and, usually, a man resembling the artist – as well as numerous enigmatic, complex relations involving these figures individually or in relation to others. As a young man, Rubert studied illustration at the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan, New York. However, he quickly realised that his work was rather hindered than supported. He left for Barcelona and unsuccessfully sought employment as an illustrator for magazines, newspapers, and publishers.