StolenSpace Gallery

Les Bons Sauvages by Joram Roukes

Les Bons Sauvages by Joram Roukes

Dray Walk, The Old Truman BreweryLondon, United Kingdom Friday, March 15, 2013Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery
London, United Kingdom
Friday, March 15, 2013Sunday, April 14, 2013

Joram Roukes is a Netherlands based artist, living and working in the city of Groningen.

His predominantly large scaled oil paintings are reflections of everyday life situations, observed, filtered and reassembled in a collage like way. The resulted paintings pose a fragmented yet cohesive view on today's society and human behaviour.

For his upcoming show at StolenSpace Gallery titled 'Les bons Sauvages', Roukes has made a body of work that touches 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. Les Bons Sauvages is a reference to the crevice between the latter and can be seen as a common, reoccurring theme in the recent work of Roukes.