By the way, Rubina is also a painter.
NEWS.am STYLE has had a nice talk with the beautiful model about arts, modeling and a lot more.
-Rubina, when have you been to
-Last time I was in
-You were born in
-I think the main reason my parents decided to move to
-Then you moved to US. So, you came up with three different cultures: Armenian, Spanish and American. Which is closer to you and what do you think, as an artist which culture mostly donates in your works?
-Since my family and I moved from
I lived in
-You’re mostly painting abstract works. What inspires you while painting?
-That’s always a tough question because I can never give an exact answer to that. I think inspiration can be found in anything or anyone, it’s the set of eyes you’re looking at them with that constantly creates and recreates these images in your mind that you can later implement into your work.
-How you began engaging also in modeling business?
-A few months after I moved to the United States, I began getting scouted by different agencies and one day I was shopping with my mom and a casting director that worked with some of the top agencies in Los Angeles saw me and told me I should contact this one agency, and after many months of skepticism around that idea I decided to give it a try and got signed right away. Things began changing so quickly and even now, after a couple years I still feel like I haven’t completely processed it all in my head, it still feels pretty unreal to me.
-Does being an artist help you as a model? For example, for posing.
-Being an artist does not necessarily help me with modeling, but I do believe there is a correlation between both worlds; I get to express myself, just in different ways.
-What do you consider are your main achievements- both as an artist and as a model?
As an artist, my biggest achievement, aside from being able to sell many of my pieces, is the fact that I found “my” art, my vision, my style, something that will be recognized as mine, and although I have still got a lot of work to do in discovering my true essence as an artist, it feels really nice to know I have already come this far.
And as a model, I am just elated to be one and to be where I am now. I have gotten the chance to work with photographers, designers, and companies I would have never thought I could work with, every day feels like a new accomplishment in this industry.
-Which is closer to you- posing? Or painting?
-Posing is an art I have grown very fond of lately, but painting has been my passion since I was little and it will always be.
-You’ve mentioned that as an artist you are inspired by Gaudi, Picasso, Miro, Dali and etc. and as a model-who are your inspirations?
I have always found Coco Rocha very inspiring because of her sophistication, elegance, charisma, and her incredible posing and walking skills. She’s fantastic!
-What are your main plans as a model and as an artist?
-As an artist, I am currently still selling my work and slowly working on a few strong collections to showcase in a solo show both in LA and NY hopefully.
And as a model, I just recently got signed with an incredible agency here in NY, The Lions, and I am extremely excited to see what the future holds.
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