Painting In-Between

In-Between
Acrylic on linen
100 x 140 cm
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Painting Beauty Between the Rules

Beauty Between the Rules
Acrylic and oil on linen
120 x 120 cm
+ sound 2:00 min (loop)

Painting The Menacing Face of Order

The Menacing Face of Order (Red & Green Failure)
Acrylic and oil on linen
150 x 120 cm
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Painting Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything

Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything
Acrylic and oil on linen
70 x 70 cm
+ video 15:24 min
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Painting Translations and Interactions

Translations and Interactions
Acrylic and oil on linen
60 x 60 cm
+ video 8:46 min
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Painting Other Way Around 1

Other Way Around #1
Acrylic, oil and tape on 300 g. Hahnemühle
50 x 60 cm
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Painting Other Way Around 2

Other Way Around #2
Acrylic, oil and tape on 300 g. Hahnemühle
70 x 100 cm

Painting Between Order and Adventure 1

Between Order and Adventure #1
Acrylic on 300 g. Fabriano Artistico paper
56 x 76 cm
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Painting Between Order and Adventure 2

Between Order and Adventure #2
Oil on 300 g. Arches Huile paper
56 x 76 cm
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Painting Between Order and Adventure 3

Between Order and Adventure #3
Acrylic and oil on 300 g. Arches Huile paper
56 x 76 cm

Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything, 2018-2019

With the series Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything, Daan Roukens continued questioning contradictions that he experiences and what most people take for granted. In this case the disproportionate placement of the colours in the Google logo was the trigger. From here on, it led him to the company’s global categorisation and the disappearance of spontaneity. In relation to his own conflicted obsessive perfectionism, he translated this into new abstract self-portraits in which an interaction unfolds between straight and spontaneous lines. In search for that sublime experience of the in-between. The spontaneous lines alternate with the straight, the colours go up against the white paint and the pattern is constantly in conflict with its breakthrough. To take the viewer into that moment of in-between, Roukens also created sound and video works to complement and oppose the creative process.