Daan Roukens Artworks Portfolio Painting Say Yes When You Want To Say No 6

Say Yes When You Want To Say No is a series of paintings that are a result of the interaction between my strive for perfection and finding ways to oppose it by bending the rules that I had set in advance. As I’m an obsessive perfectionist who wants to keep things under control, I use experiments while painting to free myself from that obsessiveness. Each painting is build onto moments of these definitive decisions and doubts. The complete series can be seen as one large artwork, in which every painting has a different kind of research and story.

Daan Roukens Artworks Portfolio Installation Glenfiddich

For the introduction of Glenfiddich and their newest Whisky flavours in Amsterdam, I was commissioned to create an experimental room as part of a tasting tour. The audience could experience the new ‘Experimental Series’ in a way tasting has never been done before.

Daan Roukens Wall Painting De Tandwielenfabriek

Located in the heart of Amsterdam, lies De Tandwielenfabriek (sprocket factory). An old industrial complex that had been given a new purpose for housing. For one of these twelve houses I created a wall painting to enhance the interior and construction of the building.

Notes To Myself - Art Prints

By using a digital canvas I printed the series on high quality art paper in a limited edition of 50 prints. The artwork on paper shows every brushstroke, just as the original painting, but due to the material, size and technique it gets a totally different look and feel.

Daan Roukens Painting If You Can't Be Good Be Weird

If You Can’t Be Good, Be Weird consists out of four paintings in which I continued to explore the tension of control and experiment in painting. I deliberately used tape in the first layer, because of the risk that paint would slide underneath.

Daan Roukens Wall Painting Buutvrij for Life

For Amsterdam’s finest advertising agency Buutvrij for life, I created a wallpainting that brought the facade to a higher level, while maintaining the values of this historic building. To enhance the wall structure I painted directly onto the brick stones, leaving the traditional structure visible.

Daan Roukens Painting schilderij 18

Painting #18 is a commissioned artwork using paint-dripping acrylics to create an expressionistic variation to my other paintings. For the first time I started working with drippings in the first layer as another way of losing control against my perfectionism.

Daan Roukens Painting Notes To Myself

Notes To Myself marks the first series of paintings in which I started exploring with the boundaries of my controlled work process. The idea was to start with a triangle pattern and a specific color combination to gradually change the appearance by expressionistic choices. Each painting evolved out of a dynamic process from the beginning to the end, where each added layer gave rise to the intensity of the colors and created new levels of depth.

Daan Roukens Wall Painting Tommy'z Toko

After waiting for 8 years, Amsterdam’s leading hair salon Tommy’z Toko finally got permission from the municipality, to renew its façade. Owner Tommy Hagen asked me to take on the challenging design. Together with ‘De Baarsjes’ neighborhood I created multiple designs and the one you see above came out as the final decision.

In Public_ - Wall Painting by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens

The first offline presentation of No Rest For The Obsessed (NRFTO) at the Public_ Showroom. A showcase of my latest artworks, a wallpainting and a selection of their showroom collection.

Digital Prints - Designed by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens

Digital Prints is a series of limited edition geometric prints on high quality paper that I created autonomously and for several commissions, such as Lomography and Teva. By extending my signature painting style of adding layers, I transformed this technique digitally designed prints.

Paintings: 2008 - 2014 - by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens

A selection of paintings from 2008 till 2014 ranging from autonomous to commissioned work. A huge variety in sizes from small watercolor painting to bigger paintings in egg-tempera.

T-Shirt Collections

A selection of T-shirt collections from 2008 till 2011 ranging from autonomous projects to commissioned designs.

On The Wall - Wall Painting by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens

I created this geometric wall painting with a combination of the famous Chinese Tangram Puzzle and the colors of his ‘The World Is Yours’ painting. Selected by the Keep an Eye Foundation in collaboration with the Sandberg Instituut for Artpie 2010.

We Are All In This Together - Installation by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens

For the exhibition ‘Zàijiàn Yixing’ I created We Are All In This Together in a pottery factory in China during a two month residency. 81 Ceramics are divided into five colors times sixteen objects, which leaves one unglazed. The installation is never the same and will always have a different pattern.

Prelude - Installation by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens

Prelude is about a bird who is viewing himself in the mirror and repeats it over and over. When you are inside this installation, you can experience the feeling of ‘almost’ breaking free from this never ending loop. This artwork marked the beginning of my artistic practice, during my second year in the Academy of Fine Art.