Using a unique melding of ceramics, concrete and steel Zoë Rubens is able to produce subtle depths of expression and meaning. Subjects reflect not only internal dilemmas but international conflict with a repeated theme of how society and individuals are limited by their constraints of imagination, some imposed, some self imposed. Her figures are often two sided giving differing meaning to the same piece.
Zoë is continually developing her art. She is currently working with concrete, transforming this every day construction material into something beautiful, challenging and full of life. Her work challenges many preconceptions, experimenting with differing techniques and applications and by using her own signature attention to detail within the overall concept she makes her work fascinating to revisit time and again.
Zoë has had considerable success with her sculptures and etchings and has an enviable list of scholarships, exhibitions and commissions. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, from London, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Cardiff to Scandinavia, Portugal, France, Canada, Japan and beyond.