Chris Rubino

LOVE KILLS DEMONS, a film in 12 parts

LOVE KILLS DEMONS, a film in 12 parts

LOVE KILLS DEMONS is a series of twelve short films by Jim Helton, the editor of BLUE VALENTINE, who followed artist Chris Rubino off and on for a full year, documenting his studio, his creative process, individual projects as well as his body of work as a whole. It’s an incredible feat of filmmaking and a tour de force for Rubino, who insists that even though he didn’t find the project invasive ([Helton] is quite low key with his cameras which really allowed me to just work and not think too much about the filming…It was a special experience work with this crew around me. All of these guys are like brothers), he did remark that “due to the speed that I was working in this film there was a higher amount of spontaneity in the work,” producing pieces that were different than if he was “left 100% on [his] own.”

Chris Rubino for the Distrikt Hotel

Chris Rubino for the Distrikt Hotel

The word is getting out. Opening up a hip hotel in the city? Hire Chris Rubino. Last year the NY-based artist was commissioned to do a series of canvases for the recently opened Ace Hotel, a 12-story boutique hotel in a renovated historical building in Midtown Manhattan.

The Distrikt Hotel, Rubino’s latest venture, is also located in Midtown but has a distinctly different feel.

The Ace Hotel gets a blog

The Ace Hotel gets a blog

Ace Hotel x Chris Rubino from Jim Helton on Vimeo. I have written about how much I adore the Ace Hotel here many times before. The chain is just freaking cool. The vibe, energy, design, food. All is spot on, not too overpriced, and a unique experience. It makes total sense then that the hotel…

Chris Rubino for Ace Hotel

Chris Rubino for Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel x Chris Rubino from Jim Helton on Vimeo. Artist and illustrator Chris Rubino (whose resume is as diverse as it is impressive) recently finished a series of four canvases commissioned by the newly opened Ace Hotel in NY. A video directed by Jim Helton documents the month-long process with music by Big Blood. Whether…