Joram Roukes

1/4 - 7/5


We are happy to invite you to the third soloshow with Joram Roukes in Copenhagen.

Joram Roukes is a dutsch artist, living and working in the U.S.A. Having relocated from the small city of Groningen, The Netherlands to Los Angeles in 2013, Roukes draws partly from his personal nomadic experiences and touches on the wider sense of the subject as well.

For this show, Roukes created a series of mostly large oil paintings in his familiar collage-like, re-contextualized approach, that allows him to explore his subject in a loose, but at the same time cohesive narrative.

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 behavior.

It is impossible to hastily pass by one of Joram Roukes’ striking canvases, as his arrestingly bright colours, skilled representations and experimental juxtapositions arouse immediate intrigue in any viewer. But it is more than just jarring images and stirring compositions that keep us lingering in front of his pieces. The distinct quality that transforms Joram’s work from ‘glance-worthy’ to ‘fascinating’ is perhaps best described by the indefinable tension present in every detail of his work.

Joram’s energetic canvases have an incredible liveliness that draws us into each surreal world that he constructs. In moments of great vigor and spontaneity, Joram’s brushwork recalls the intensity of the abstract expressionists’ emotive mark-making.

In other areas, extreme control and meticulous attention is paid to familiar figurative representations tweaked with a surreal quirkiness.

Joram’s capacity to seamlessly mix traditional techniques, urban influences, pop culture imagery and fantasy, displays a freedom that explores the full spectrum of what the medium of oil paint can accomplish.

Blending graffiti roots with classically trained dexterity; Joram achieves a unique and inspired visual style with which he can communicate his many observations of the Western World. Expertly combining high and low art, Joram’s portraits comment on contemporary culture, confronting viewers with our own untamed absurdity in an engaging narrative characterized by beauty, chaos and decay.

Joram’s capacity to seamlessly mix traditional techniques, urban influences, pop culture imagery and fantasy, displays a freedom that explores the full spectrum of what the medium of oil paint can accomplish.




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February 26 - March 26, 2016

Jesper Palm
January 22 - February 20, 2016

Group Show
"Mostly abstract II"
November 13 - January 04, 2016

Kristian Touborg
"A deep hum"
October 10 - November 11, 2015

August 14 - October 3, 2015

Henrik Bülow
June 5 - July 11, 2015

Group Showp
"Berlin Aleksanderfilet"
May 8 - June 3, 2015

Kasper Eistrup
"Book of love"
March 27 - May 5, 2015

Group Show
"Shit I'm an artists artist"
February 27 - March 25, 2015

Jaybo Monk
"There is no was"
February 06 - February 25, 2015

Group Show
"Mostly abstract"
December 19 - February 04, 2015

Helle Mardahl
November 14 - December 17, 2014

Rasmus Bjørn
"Between nature and darkness"
October 10 - November 11, 2014

Group Show
"The unpretentious show"
September 10 - October 7, 2014

Group Show
"Gennem byen sidste gang""
June 6 - August 3, 2014

Ricky Allman
"The selfmade city: Denmark year 2573 "
April 25 - June 5, 2014

Winnie Truong
"Rites of Passage "
April 4 - April 24, 2014


Galleri Benoni is a gallery with an ambitious yet relaxed atmosphere.

We aim to present contemporary artists working within a wide range of mediums.

We seek out art that excels in 4 parameters: Artistic skill, process, theme based approach and C.V. We will exhibit both Danish and international artists. We love many art genres, and will not confine the gallery space to one art form.

Instead we will welcome everything from underground Street Art, to a more pleasing aesthetic, and even show varying types of minimalism. We aim to uphold meaning, and a constant red thread, despite our diverse choice of Shows/exhibitions.

We will highlight work that equally emphazize skill & process. The works you can expect to see in our gallery aims to amuse, and engange viewers on a sentient emotional and inspirational level.

We want to include, rather than exclude. We welcome you to visit Galleri Benoni.

Dansk Galleri Sammenslutning


If you are an artist you are welcome to send us information about your work.
Although we cannot promise to answer every inquiry due to an overwhelming interest.