How does an artist move forward without forsaking his past? Take something he’s already made and give it new meaning? Over the course of one year, filmmaker Jim Helton documented New York-based artist Chris Rubino as he explored these paradigms and new direction in his work.
The final 12-part short film, “Love Kills Demons,” is a sweeping tribute to art, romance and inspiration. We’ve played it a dozen times! Peering behind the artist’s studio doors, we watch Rubino’s screenprinting, painting and drawing come to life. We see his old posters snipped and screened anew. We wander with him through Lo’s Williamsburg ‘hood, spying unexpected beauty and scribbling little love notes.
First-rate cinematography and deft editing take Rubino’s colorful work to lush new levels. Add to that the otherworldly sounds of Big Blood’s accompaniment…and this short film series is a downright feast for the senses! Watch “Love Kills Demons” in its entirety above.