After including his works in their group shows around the globe, Thinkspace Gallery is pleased to present new works by Dutch artist Joram Roukes in a solo entitled Paramnesia. Opening on July 19th, this show will introduce a whole new body of work created while residing and working in Los Angeles over the past six months.

His chaotic and surrealist works are a complex mixture of different influences, elements and emotions. The collage-like painting style he uses allows him to combine and blend together different styles, from photorealistic details, to expressive abstract elements, and everything in between. The result of such approaches are the energetic, explosive images that mix parts of reality with fantasy and imagination. “Paramnesia” refers to a phenomenon where “the perception of realities both observed and imagined are inextricably bound, making the two virtually indistinguishable.” Roukes is exploring this idea with his new series of oil paintings, which includes symbols that evoke classic Western and American culture, often juxtaposing them against destructive or aggressive elements of reality.

Alongside his show, Thinkspace will be showing new works by Nosego and James Linkous, all opening on July 19th and staying on view until August 9th 2014.

Photo credit Sam Graham.
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