Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Influid Series # 48

2009 acrylic, resin on paper. 6" x 6". Available.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Islands of Faiushi

2009 acrylic, resin on panel. 24" x 24". Available.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Where, oh Where...?

A list of the various places one can view my paintings, online as well as in the physical realm (street addresses provided for the latter)

My page on Facebook
My Etsy Store - soon to be restocked
Charm Boutique - unique handmade jewelry and gifts; 313 N. 11th St., Saint Louis, MO 63101
Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
- 2713 Sutton Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63143
My Flickr Photostream
My Twitter Profile

There you have it. Now back to painting.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Off The Wall at City Hall

Yes, I'll be painting LIVE, along with several other artists at this year's Off The Wall at City Hall, Saturday, December 12, downtown St. Louis city. More info can be found here.

Monday, December 7, 2009

What I've Been Up To, Where the Art Is, and Other Things I Have to Get Off My Artist's Chest

As I groove to the soothing sounds of the Carpenters, I am recovering from a three-week period of mad, mad, madness.  I left St. Louis to move in with the family, unemployed and of course deep in debt, but not only that, we all moved into a "cozy" -cramped- house in Wood River, near a Conoco/Philips refinery, about 35 minutes away from the bohemian artist's life I knew for the past year.  Today the studio shares a room with an air mattress, and vice versa, everything is in disarray, and painting has come to a halt, but will continue immediately.  And my search for a job to support this enterprise, and build a life anew, continues.

Karen coos, "We've only just begun..."

I begin again, prepared to be busier than ever before.  Never take for granted the good things in life; they may be gone soon.  But change like this is certainly nothing new for me, having lived in four states (14 cities- yipes!), so I'm ready to adapt, again.  

Major projects are at least mentally underway, and will soon materialize.  So exciting!  

New work to arrive at Hoffman LaChance, Charm Boutique, and on Etsy in the coming weeks.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Influid Series 24

2009 acrylic, resin on paper. 6 by 6 inches.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Influid Paintings Available

True. Lots of new Influid Series paintings can be seen here.

An example:

Influid Series 27. 2009 acrylic on paper. 6" x 6".


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Painting; SAVE THE GIRLS, A Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition

SAVE THE GIRLS is an exhibition curated by Flax Gallery director Jenn Carter to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure. The response to the call for art was tremendous; this show will fill not only the Flax Gallery, but will include the entire main gallery at ArtDimensions' 3rd Floor Gallery, 1214 Washington Ave. The opening reception is on Friday, October 16th, from 7 to 11 PM. Art will be auctioned; a portion of the proceeds will benefit research and other efforts to fight this unfortunately pervasive disease, which affects a number of strong women whom I personally know. I am honored to be a part of this exhibition.

A new painting, as promised...many more to come.

Channel Rapids into the Zascuuia Valley 2009, acrylic, resin on panel. 30 x 40". Available at my Etsy store.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Confirmed for Poetry Scores...

I will be participating the fourth Poetry Scores Art Invitational, Friday, Nov. 13 at The Luminary Center for the Arts in south St. Louis. Each artist will create an artwork based on a line from the poem "The Sydney Highrise Variations", by Australian poet Les Murray. There's more information here on the project. Meanwhile, here's an image of my entry from last year, "Soak themselves in camphor, swallow..."

Friday, August 21, 2009

Falls at Northern Gialuvo

2009, acrylic, resin on panel. 4.5 x 6". SOLD
Contact me if interested in a commission.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Downpour at Shassjny Point

2009, acrylic, resin on panel. 12 x 12". SOLD.
Contact me if interested in a commission.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Isle of Srekir, 2009 by Jeremy Rabus

My first record painting...maybe the last.

acrylic, resin on polyvinyl chloride grooved audio disc

Contact ArtDimensions if interested in purchasing this piece.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Another fresh new piece

2009 acrylic and resin on panel, by Jeremy Rabus
Contact me if interested in purchasing this piece.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

City-Wide Open Studios 2009

Yes, I will be participating in the City-Wide Open Studios event. It all starts Tuesday, July 21st at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis with a Preview Party to kick off the week-long exhibition of work by participating artists, from 5:30-9:30 pm. My studio will be open to the public on Saturday, July 25, from 10 am- 4 pm. I'll be located at 3213 Cherokee Street, in Saint Louis. For maps, a studio guide, and additional information, visit the Open Studios website.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Classic Jrab Painting

From early 2009:

Into Trivial Airspace, 2009
Contact me if interested in purchasing this piece.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Yeah, so here goes...

Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I for the time being have no computer, so I have been unable to update this blog. I do have a new painting to show you; it's available at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary.


Monday, June 1, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

LIVE....painting in person at the ArtDTour

The ArtDTour of St. Louis goes down on Friday, June 5th, starting at 6:30 PM (click here for ticket info, it's only $10), and yours truly will be painting LIVE at the after party, from 10:00 pm-1:00 am at the Boathouse in Forest Park, St. Louis.

Here's another painting, available at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary.
Photos courtesy of Flashlight Photography, Michael Hoffman.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Follow Me on Twitter

And, also...another painting:

This one is available at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary.

Gallery Address:
2713 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood, MO 63143

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A New Painting At Last!!!

2009, acrylic, enamel, and resin on panel- SOLD
Visit if interested in purchasing paintings like this.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

BLOG IN FLUX...and Twitter

I'm a Twitter-er now. @jrabzen

Don't worry- I'll have this blog whipped into shape soon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Test Post...Blog in Flux

I'm inserting an image here...let's see if it comes in correctly.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Coming up....

A whole new series of paintings is in production, and new work is on it's way to the blog. Meanwhile...

The show at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary may have been struck, but the art is still there...

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, MO 63143

wed-fri, 11-3 and sat, 12-5 and by appointment


Also, see more paintings at my Etsy store.


Monday, April 27, 2009

My Wall Ball interview at

Many thanks to those who attended my Artist Talk at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary on Sunday. For those who missed it, I have posted this video interview with Naomi Silver at Wall Ball, taped earlier this month.

The show, "Location; In Formation" can be viewed Wednesday, April 29th, and Thursday the 30th at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, MO 63143

wed-fri, 11-3 and sat, 12-5 and by appointment


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gallery Discussion: "Location; In Formation", with Jeremy Rabus

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary would like to thank everyone who attended Friday's successful opening reception for "Location; In Formation", featuring the paintings of Jeremy Rabus.

Join us Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 PM for a gallery talk with the artist, who will discuss his fascination, skepticism, and dedicated practice of pure abstraction, and will take questions.

Rabus' current exhibit, "Location; In Formation" will be on view through Thursday, April 30.

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63143

wednesday thru friday 11-3 and saturday 12-5
and by appointment


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

New to Etsy:

Click on the image below to view the Etsy listing for this piece.

Universe Upwards, 2008
I will take Paypal for this item.

Check out my gallery of works from 2007-2008.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

New to Etsy:

Click on the image below to view the Etsy listing for this piece.

Caverns, 2007
I will take Paypal for this item.

Check out my gallery of works from 2007-2008.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Art Review: "Pattern Recognition" at City Art Supply

My second review. Wow. Already.

.e (short for Dottie Georges) has a cool name. She is also a visual artist and a musician. Her work appears at City Art Supply, St. Louis's newest (and only) dedicated art supply store, throughout the month of March. In Pattern Recognition, Ms. Georges presents a sizable collective wall piece, composed of square paper tiles, turned on their corners and coated with concentric rings of black, blue, white, and cadmium red oilbar. The painterliness recalls Jasper Johns, but the effect of these tiles as arranged to create these rough-hewn targets, which glow against oily, pitch-black background is that of a hypnotizing, panoramic deep space. Two roundtop window shapes appear as well, bearing abstract images that resemble irises, which radiate almost tribal, jagged rays or waves. They appear to travel towards, around, and beyond the viewer. This nonobjective installation encompasses the east wall of City Art Supply, with a deep and nearly authoritarian presence, perpendicular to the much more serene installation gracing the three moveable walls. This apparently random assortment of turquoise, hexagonal tiles contains areas of space which elicit a sort of calm, a visual refuge from the more imposing, disorienting east wall arrangement.

The opening reception for Pattern Recognition takes place Saturday, March 7, from 7-9 PM, at the store, located at 3215 Cherokee Street, St. Louis. .e will perform on guitar with sound loops, followed by an electronic musician bearing the moniker "of course you realize..." Check out their links...fascinating stuff.

.e on Myspace
of course you realize... on Myspace


Monday, March 2, 2009

My Etsy Store is now LIVE!!!!

First on the electric shelves on Web 2.0....

Vegetable Garden, 2007
Click on the image to visit the Etsy page for this painting.
No, really try it- it works! A new window shall open.


The 1st in a series of St. Louis area Art Reviews: "Soft", at Good Citizen Gallery

No, this is not the new look for this blog I had in mind- a change, to be sure, but merely a cleansing placeholder look- fresh, shiny, simple, and clear of distractions. And now, to tell you a little tale of a new gallery on Gravois, topped with a billboard. A BILLBOARD, for f's sake! Said billboard is unique, unprecedented for a St. Louis art gallery, and I'm sure, quite expensive; a promotional tool, kind of an elevated, Orwellian-supersized postcard ad for this flawlessly rehabbed and, by far innovative artspace.

Bear with me- it's almost 3 AM Sunday night, I just got back from a rewarding, yet challenging, yet rewarding painting session. My eyes are heavy after this long day, so expect, if you will, some run-on sentences and flowery platitiudes and misspellings because I am determined to tell you about one of the most innovative installations I have witnessed in St. Louis in quite a while.

Good Citizen Gallery, at 2247 Gravois, just south of downtown STL, features "Soft", an exhibit by Tennessean artist Hunt Clark, who first of all is one of the friendliest, most down-to-earth, and passionate practitioners of sculpture and video installation I have ever had the privilege to encounter (flowery platitudes, yes, but absolutely sincere...). His website, is a fascinating treasury of Clark's prodigious innovations, and the offering at Good Citizen likewise does not disappoint.

Picture soft, wispy, diaphanous sheets of nylon sewn together. Watch them be inflated by box fans into pillowy pipelines, billowy bulbous cushions, and puffy appendages. THRILL as suddenly, a stream of downtown Philadelphia storefronts careen up one of those pipelines, pouring onto the interstate, which spews out cars and semis from inside that big cushion. A flock of birds rise up from the undulating nylon inflated structure across the room, while dry leaves in the wind depart to the right, leading the eye up to another pipeline headed outside, above the front door, spilling out semis from a high-speed on-ramp. These video images and others are projected onto the inflated structures in the dim gallery from all angles, and as they stretch and skew across their surfaces, meld into each other, fade out, and trickle over the wrinkles, they form a most interactive, silent viewing experience, beckoning the viewer around the structures to see more. My favorite vignette, the most poignant region of this inverted universe, is a view of a forest clearing from below; the tops of trees blowing in the wind, poetically, rhythmically hypnotizing the viewer. They are a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the speeding cars and what not elsewhere. Hunt Clark demonstrates here a love of seeing and experiencing, and uses the inflated, dynamic structures as a not-so-passive silver screen, a surrogate for human sensory experience, which also undulates, quivers, and rapidly shifts its attention until it finds a quiet spot.

"Soft" will be on view from Feb. 27 to March 28, at Good Citizen Gallery.


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Restructuring, new look

Change is coming to my blog. All works from 2007-2008 have been moved to this post. In order to purchase or commission an original painting, please follow the link for each piece.

You, the throngs of dedicated readers, fans, and fanatics alike will encounter art reviews, my compulsive, random thoughts, hilarious anecdotes and regular updates on new works, as well as a few works in progress. All upcoming events, exhibits, and such will be posted.

Oh, and my Etsy store will soon be opening. A real-life online 24-7 market for easy purchase of my glorious creations...just you wait.

Bear with me as I create a new look as well.


On Creativity and Ego

The creative among us really aren't "there" necessarily as a result of some innate "talent", although certainly the aesthetically, musically, or otherwise gifted individual carries that advantage. Instead, they are the relentless ones, who try everything and mine their souls regularly, assess and hone their skills, actions and attributes to discover ALL advantages they have. And, when put into practice, the sum of those advantages, used to their fullest potential, can fuel magical, powerful, intense creative output.

All are the creative, who are willing to unleash their egos into damaging places.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2/25/09: New Painting

View of Trianora Vista, 2009 ---SOLD--- if interested in purchasing works like this.

Or, get a final look at the work at Marbles Yoga as I dismantle the show from 3:30-5:00 PM Sunday, March 1st.

Marbles Yoga
1905 Park Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110


Monday, February 23, 2009

Final Week of "You Are Where" at Marbles Yoga

"You Are Where", a selection of works by Jeremy Rabus, will be on exhibit for one more week. These paintings can be viewed during regular gallery hours, or on Sunday, March 1st, from 3:30 to 5:00 PM as they are taken down for the upcoming artist.

Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery
1905 Park Ave
St. Louis, MO 63104

Sunday, February 22, 2009

2/22/09: New Painting

Into Trivial Airspace, 2009
Visit if interested in purchasing.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Gallery of Works- 2007-2008

Approaching Frieopgh Mesa, 2008
Contact ArtDimensions if interested in purchasing this piece.

Coral Anemone, 2008
Contact me if interested in purchasing this piece.

Painting P4D, 2007 ---SOLD---
Contact me if interested in a commission.

Painting P1B, 2007
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Lagoon at Waghg, 2008
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Cape of Friowe, 2008
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Volcanic Volatility, 2007 ---SOLD---
Contact me if interested in a commission.

Life is Buzzing, 2007 ---SOLD---
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Caverns, 2007
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Painting P3D, 2007 ---SOLD---
Contact me if interested in a commission.

My Submersible, 2008
Contact me if interested in purchasing this piece.

Tundra at Aziku, 2008 ---SOLD---
Contact me if interested in a commission.

Tide Life, 2008
Contact ArtDimensions if interested in purchasing this piece.

Vegetable Garden, 2008
Contact me if interested in purchasing this piece.

Distorted Noisy Dimension, 2008
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Blue Clouds over Cheshire, 2008 ---SOLD---
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Sliding Rains, 2008 ---SOLD---
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Soak themselves in camphor, swallow..., 2008 ---SOLD---
Contact me if interested in a commission.

Painting P4D, 2007 ---SOLD---
Contact me if interested in a commission.