Freedom and Art - One Man uncommon confessionsDreaming of a Green planet and the Islands of Light...
You’ve been entering through the doors of the unknown and the inconceivable, and above all the man’s own unknown existence. To be a man, as part of the divine scheme, to have a divine touch – that is the desire and the need of anyone who sees your images.
I’m through with displays of transitory actions. A monologue cannot bring life into an empty heart. The answer lies somewhere out there, in the real world. It dwells with unknown people and friends, which I’ve been addressing and looking for through my images.
The present time, a mirror image of the renaissance, is the time of innovation and rapid progress. The technology, has been presenting us with completely new expressive methods, views and dreams as well. Isn’t your images yelling? Isn’t your images the eyes of the future?
New things are coming. They always have been and always will, that’s inevitable. Today, time is passing faster than ever. I strongly feel all earthly material things, voluntarily harnessed into the vision of eternity. As each new day passes and stars light up the sky, everyday my images awake. I’m a dream weaver who has been linked with the computer. I’m extremely interested in all that’s out of the ordinary and special in its own unique way. But all new things are just not inspiring. I believe in the harmony of “gods of technology”, the human inventiveness and the artistic creativeness.
Leonard Rubins is offering us a hand, a memory of spiritual experience and dreams of the universal light. You’re a very daring person and you know the future is on your side.Have you found peace through your images?
My soul knows no peace. I would very much like to be the person I’ve not been able to be yet! Why I’ve been addressing myself and you with my images? One wise man once sad, that our true peace is not of this world, and the matrix of our universe has not been scheming with its own creation. The “IT” is my life and death in one. The greatness of the Creator is untouchable. “Gloria Dei intacta est” I try to live by the “formula”: Gloria Deo, et in Domino inferi, et in Terra Vita hominibus…Om shanti, shanti…
The computer generated or digital art, hallowed by gods and human consciousness! Persistently, a new kind of art has been inhibiting our consciousness. Unlimited formative and colour possibilities, with texts and images in a single form, offer us a new world, a new view of images, graphics and the artist himself. This has been proven by Leonard Rubins many times.
Art can be almost anything: a word, an image, an act; art is living and being here. Which element of your work represents the “to be” and which element represents the “Creator or the Father-Mother aspect”?
The man exists, and is therefore the Creator in constant emerging. And I, a man, am constantly declaring myself. I create what I am. The final product, an image born out of my darkness and light, is merely an atom of inner visions. From idea to composition, from the Sun and light to Darkness and emptiness. All these elements tell me stories and reflect on me. This gives me strength and takes it away at the same time. In this I pass away and am reborn constantly.
Your official website has many sections. One of them includes a section for the mysterious comprehension of the Creator. You’ve been living in a real world, wrapped in the leaves of colours and mystique, the never completely understood divine plan. Has Leonard Rubins found the meaning for his own life through his symbolism?
There’s no sense in living if you’re afraid to look into the darkness and transitiveness, if you’re not worthy of the light and freedom beyond the rainbow. The gates of Eden are closed to beings with empty hands and cold hearts. And there’s no way back home for them, until they learn. I’ve been timelessly capturing the extent of my own desires by wanting to spread my wings, to rise high. Thus I find my meaning and take the way of the Light. …. And in spite of it all, I’m merely an extraordinary expression of an ordinary man.
Besides telling stories with your images, you’ve also been designing stamps, book covers, websites, etc. The essence of your work is equally effective on stamps, book covers and other design. Are you driven by the thought of a better world and future?
May I say- I am dreaming of a green planet and the islands of Light. Life always has and always will find its way of expression. Some way or the other. I respect that. Somewhere each living being turns everything over and becomes a part of the whole.
You’ve been creating in famous Slovenian village Vrba. You and your big family have been living a full and happy life, full or artistic creation.
Yes and no! That’s everyone’s ideal.Yet, I wonder what I would have done, to have a bag full of Dollars, to experience Great Southern lands and Bora Bora. Still, my life is full when passing through dark forests or climbing on tops of mountains, coming near to mountain ghosts, yearningly. I am searching and finding the answer day by day in my own life by the warm embrace of my life on our planet.
Thank you for your answers, Leonard Rubins. Let our planet become a nice home to all the visitors of your art, but above all let it fulfill your great desire – to SEE and EXPERIENCE the WHOLE planet.
Interviewer: Sonja Koranter, novelist and poet.