Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Joram Roukes has been on our radar for a year now, and we just featured him in our April 2013 issue (on newsstands this week). The Netherlands-based artist opens a solo show, Les Bons Sauvages, at Stolenspace in London, featuring oil paintings that touch on the subject of folklore and tradition, placing human/animal figures in situations ranging from western folkloric festivities to common customs and behavior in a context or environment touching both dream and reality, nature and nurture.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 01, 2013
Yes, it was a quick month (no Leap Year here), and we are here again to announce another new issue of Juxtapoz. In our April 2013 issue, we are proud to feature legendary fine artist Ralph Steadman and his longtime collaborations with friend Hunter S. Thompson. With contributions from former Rolling Stone editor, Ben Fong-Torres, X-Files creator Chris Carter, and Jux writer Nathan Spoor, we are proud to help usher in a year of celebrating one of the most iconic artists of our times, Mr Ralph Steadman.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
An artist who we have been exceptionally happy to learn about this year, Joram Roukes, a Netherlands-based fine artist who combines many different pop elements into various distorted portraits. The artist just released a new 3-color screen print, in an edition of 50. Titled Dreamy Daze, we think you should get in now while the time is good.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 22, 2012
We have been into this work all year. "Joram Roukes' large scaled oil paintings refer to the moral dillemas one may find himself in, viewing today's Western society. Through experience by participation, Roukes reflects not necessarily an opinion on society's flaws in his work, but rather observes and reports on typical western phenomena, leaving judgement up to the viewer, who thereby, establish their own position in these matters."
Illustration // Saturday, September 01, 2012
'Joram Roukes' large oil paintings are build-ups or collages of inner-city figures and characters. Blending multiple stylistic elements and references to subcultural groups or popular culture intricately in comprehensive and colorful compositions, the resulting figures try to put across a shaky view of today’s western society.'