Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 04, 2015
We have long been fans of Dutch painter, Joram Roukes, in our offices, and have featured him both in the magazine and on our site. He currently has a new body of work up at Masters Projects in Brooklyn, which will have a reception on February 5 and on view through March 14, 2015. The gallery says of Roukes works that, "Roukes’ collage-like paintings of anthropomorphic-hipsteresque-hybrids set within dystopian landscapes visually invoke cultural tensions through realist and expressionistic painting styles."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Presenting the work of six accomplished artists, curator Natasha Vo is bringing together talent from around the country to showcase their visions in an exhibition that bridges the gap between fine art and street art. 32°F aims to highlight the awakening of human perceptions in art and beauty – the common traits and universal truths that different cultures, languages and upbringings identify...
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 11, 2014
Next Saturday, July 19th, Thinkspace will be presenting new works by Dutch artist Joram Roukes (April, 2013) in Paramnesia. Roukes has been residing and working in Los Angeles over the past six months, drawing inspiration from his time spent in the city for this new body of work. Combining imagery distilled from the observed and the imagined, the artist’s paintings invoke a schizophrenic contemporaneity colonized by both disaster and desire. Roukes’ works present us with fractured identities and chasmic experiences: frayed realities ambiguously dramatized through the aberrations of fantasy
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
We previewed Joram Roukes' newest exhibition, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, with work based on the Smashing Pumpkins seminal double disc LP, at B15 Gallery in Copenhagen last week, but our friend Henrik Haven stopped by the opening with Roukes to take a few shots. As the gallery noted, the artist ""orchestrated the works with respect for the bands original idea, which has been to instill fans with both sadness and hope."
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 20, 2013
Yes, this is a Smashing Pumpkins reference. Joram Roukes, featured earlier this year in our print edition, will open a new show, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, at B15 Gallery in Copenhagen on September 27, 2013. As the gallery notes, Joram has "orchestrated the works with respect for the bands original idea, which has been to instill fans with both sadness and hope."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Thinkspace is pleased to present Reflections of a New Generation, featuring new work by Ekundayo, Joram Roukes (featured in our April 2013 issue), and Adam Caldwell. These three distinct artists are unified by a painterly approach to their subject matter and by a tendency towards the surreal. Each works from a unique set of influences and introjects a personal dimension into that of the cultural. Gleaning inspiration from subculture, personal experience, and art history, each has developed a style entirely their own that speaks to a complex locus of coexisting cultural sensibilities.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Los Angeles based gallery Thinkspace has teamed up with Gallery 309 in Philadelphia, PA to present ‘LAX / PHL’. This special group exhibition has been curated by Thinkspace to further introduce our roster to the City of Brotherly Love. Featuring new works from over 40 artists from around the world and an installation from Philly’s very own NoseGo, the exhibition will run from May 11th through June 21st.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
Netherlands-based artist Joram Roukes opened his solo show at Stolenspace Gallery in London last night. Our London corresponant, Butterfly, took some photos. Joram was featured in our April 2013 issue (on newsstands now)!
Vault // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Creating pieces both intimidating and inventive, 29-year old Dutch painter, Joram Roukes works out of the small town of Groningen in northern Netherlands. With airy layers and dream-like surrealist landscapes, Roukes’ stream-of-consciousness style creates multiple layers of content as well as medium. Fluidly designed, elements of Roukes’ creatures and narratives extrude and protrude from one another. “I am engaged in what the viewer will see and think. I think the paintings steer but not dictate. That is what I like to do, to confuse, allowing the viewer to express or project their point of view on what they see.”
Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 09, 2013
Yesterday afternoon, we took a few hours to roam around the Scope New York fair, featuring a group of galleries and artists familiar to Juxtapoz readers. Joram Roukes, Erik Jones, Eugenio Merino, Shaka, David Cooley, Mary Iverson, and many others.