Artist Anya Rubin was born in St. Petersburg. After emigrating to Israel and Rubin began crafting large-scale family art projects to keep the children busy. This marked the beginning of the artist’s self-taught practice, one that has flourished based on her principal work in oil paint and digital lightboxes. Rubin’s current works play with the distillation of data, breaking large swaths of information into elemental forms. Her multidisciplinary practice includes painting and labor-intensive photo editing techniques that allow patterns to bubble up from small particles of matter. A photograph that began as a snapshot of young bodies loitering becomes pared down through Rubin’s reductive techniques, exposing existential building blocks: small, amorphous shapes that hint at the atoms, molecules, and cells that underpin all life.