This series of oil paintings demonstrate Alexandra Rubinstein’s humour, playfulness and irreverence. With titles like ‘Angry’, ‘Pensive’ and ‘Hesitant’, they are designed to make the viewer smile and question (and maybe be a little embarrassed).

As she says, ‘Nothing makes me happier than making people laugh. Humour is a key element in my work and life. It’s the best way for me to connect to people and cope with adversity. And what’s art if not a way to reach people and process old trauma?’