Joram Roukes

Groningen / Netherlands

Joram Roukes is a Lelystad born fine artist best known for his large oil paintings, mural and graffiti artwork. He is a master when it comes to painting human figures with animal heads so that he captures the exact emotion while combining diverse stylistic elements making a reference to even more diverse cultural groups. He paints human figures with animal heads so that he captures the exact emotion he is looking for. Joram Roukes’ works are featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017. […]

Biography / Joram Roukes

Joram Roukes is a Lelystad born fine artist best known for his large oil paintings, mural and graffiti artwork. He is a master when it comes to painting human figures with animal heads so that he captures the exact emotion while combining diverse stylistic elements making a reference to even more diverse cultural groups. He paints human figures with animal heads so that he captures the exact emotion he is looking for. Joram Roukes’ works are featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

Joram Roukes graduated from the Minerva Academy of Arts in Groningen and earned his BFA in fine arts, but it was during his Brooklyn residence when he somehow initiated his current line and style. His biggest strength and weakness lies in his talent, mainly because he prefers using familiar mediums, knowing the value of being open and experimenting with new ones. His amazing oil paintings express exactly the emotion he is aiming for. One additional thing that makes Roukes great is the way he explains his world. He says, “Painting a human would make the painting be about this particular person, and that is not what I’m aiming for. It will become too recognizable as ‘someone’ instead of ‘something’”. He aims to criticize both western and non-western societies mentioning the redundancy of judging society’s flaws by leaving his artwork unfinished.

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