I am Agate Rubene, artist and illustrator behind Restless & Infectious.
Born in Latvia, I am currently living and working in Wanaka, New Zealand.
With a background in fashion I first started with exploration of fashion illustration which has had a huge influence on my style. My work focuses on people and their actions capturing emotions and drawing life’s pleasures with a light-hearted nature.
I use bright colour palettes, fluid shapes and vibrant characters to create alternative realities. My artworks are inspired by daily personal experiences, mood and aesthetic of pop culture. Fields I work in include illustration, branding and apparel design.
FACEBOOK: Agate Rubene - Artist
2011 - Fashion Design Graduate, Riga School of Art and Design. Riga, Latvia
2013 - Academy Profession Degree in International Design + Business. TEKO, Herning, Denmark.
2014 - BA International Fashion Design. Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
October 2022 - The Happiness Project. Turua Gallery Group Exhibition. Auckland, New Zealand
September 2022 - Art In The Park. Auckland, New Zealand
September 2022 - Turua Tiny Show. Group exhibition. Auckland, New Zealand
June 2022 - NZ Art Show. Wellington, New Zealand
May 2022 - Auckland Art Show. Auckland, New Zealand
2021 - Celebration Group Exhibition, Flagstaff Gallery. Auckland, New Zealand
2021 - All The Feels Solo Exhibition, The Art Lounge. Tauranga, New Zealand
2021 - Kink Erotica Group Exhibition. Wellington, New Zealand
2021 - Art In The Park art show. Auckland, New Zealand
2020 - Group show - Gonzo Erotica Exhibition. Auckland, New Zealand