Dutch visual artist DAAN ROUKENS is known for his abstract design, taking on a unique relationship of form, composition and color. To talk about his work and the art scene we sent our editor KATARINA DJORIC to sit down for an interview with the promising artist.
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Tell me something about you and your work.
My name is Daan Roukens (1987) and I’m a Dutch visual artist from Amsterdam. My work various from painting, wall painting and design, in which I want to challenge the viewer to experience abstraction in the relationship of form, color and composition. I am an obsessive perfectionist, so I’m constantly searching for balance, while at the same time I’m trying to break free and allow experiment to happen. While remaining true to classic painting, I also work with contemporary media in which patterns and color combinations used in previous artworks often return on new surfaces, such as clothing and design.
What are you working on right now, is there a project you are currently obsessed with?
As mentioned before I’m always obsessed with everything around me, hence the name for my blog: NO REST FOR THE OBSESSED. I’m currently working towards a solo exhibition in the summer, and I will release new prints and paintings in the upcoming months. Also some very interesting projects are coming up 🙂
How do you keep your creative spark? What keeps you fascinated?
It was during my final year in the fine arts academy, which at that moment was not supported by my tutors, because I should’ve waited after my graduation. I’m glad I was stubborn, because it helped me very much setting up my artistic career.
Art, music, sneakers, creating and of course friends & family.
Wall Painting #6