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假动作旨在分散注意力或误导,通过给人一种机动的印象来实现,而实际上是另一种,甚至没有。

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Feints are maneuvers designed to distract or mislead, done


by giving the impression that a certain maneuver will take place, while in fact another, or even none, will.  

Isolation


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OIL ON CANVAS

2020

the curtain



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OIL ON CANVAS

2020

evolution is the exception, extinction is the rule


100x80


OIL ON CANVAS

2020

Evolution is the exception, extinction is the rule part 6


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OIL ON CANVAS

2017

nature morte



120x100


OIL ON CANVAS

2019


close and hostile examination



120x100


OIL ON CANVAS

2019


the chess player

OIL ON CANVAS

50X60

2018

le jugement

OIL ON CANVAS

100X80

2019

the attempt (atelier)

Matisse's misery

200x360

oil on canvas

2019

rien a voir

installation 2019


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Révolte 

installation

55x60

2019

detail

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Voila tout ce qui reste

drawing

40x37

2020


the constant urge to look for other exotic places, preferably with a high selfie content. The restlessness of human nature, fueled by a learned urge to consume that imposes a need to travel further and more frequently. The environmental problems associated with this are denied or hidden.

          the moment is yours 19

                        50X70

                OIL ON CANVAS

                         2016

the pursuit of happiness, interrupted 15

OIL ON CANVAS

100X80

2018

the controversy (2)

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      100X80

         2020

the attempt

OIL ON CANVAS

100X80

2018

study

did I close the door ? 12

OIL ON CANVAS

100x80

2018

the gathering 8

OIL ON CANVAS

80X70

2018


the moment is yours 41

OIL ON CANVAS

100X80

2018

Our dreamhouse by the lake

OIL ON CANVAS

100X80

2020

The pursuit of happiness, interrupted 16

OIL ON CANVAS

2020 120x120


The pursuit of happiness, interrupted 19

OIL ON CANVAS

2020 100X100

the messenger 49

OIL ON CANVAS

100X80

2018

The moment is yours

OIL ON CANVAS

2020

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The pursuit of happiness, interrupted 18

OIL ON CANVAS

2020 100X100

La rencontre

OIL ON CANVAS

100X80

2018


the attempt 23

200x160

OIL ON CANVAS

2018

the moment is yours

OIL ON CANVAS

2018


Images from a bygone era. Family pictures from the old box, found in the attic and stripped of their personal information by the painter by blurring the faces and place of appearance. It is indefinable. The men and women stand still, isolated or in small groups. The moment is there for them. Which moment is of no importance. It is one recording of meaning in their own existence, to look back on, but another spectator finds no meaning or importance in the image processed by the painter. This history has long since passed, all that remains is the small photo, and it will disappear with time. One could experience the emptiness and absence as negative, but that is not the message of the painter. It's just like that. The omission, the void or the lack, can always be found in Roes' work. Blank signposts, frames, placards, books, sheets, hands and glasses ... Empty until you become uncomfortable with it, and begin to desire and search for content or story to be able to orient yourself in this chaos of indefinability. A reference point could provide you with guidance, but the painter ignores that. It is a game. Like chess. You can follow rehearsed centuries-old traditional chess movements, or you can also move more intuitively with the wooden blocks, until an unexpected pattern pops up in your mind, and you suddenly experience beauty, even though there is (at first sight) nothing to see. That is the only form of meaning that Roes seeks while playing in his own work.



the discussion

OIL ON CANVAS

70X90

2019

the gathering

OIL ON CANVAS

120X140

2020


Frayed flags


Nowadays a lot of people are waving with flags, a sign of searching for identity and confirming differences between groups of people. The flags of Roes are not recognizable. They are crumpled, damaged, stored away or cut up. Their current function is unclear. Do they still have a purpose? Their representation seems absurd, like props in the wrong place. Unrecognizable symbols with different colors adorn the flags. It could be about past glory and power ... and the influence of time.


the moment is yours 64

OIL ON CANVAS

60X60

2019

study the attempt

the attempt 14

OIL ON CANVAS

100X80

2019


an interpretation of a great work by Géricault: the raft of the Medusa. A raft with drowning people who see a bright spot on the horizon in extreme need. The Argos ship comes to save those who are still alive. With this interpretation by Bob Roes, entitled "David, you sexy b * tch", only 6 figures can be seen. They seem to be in a sort of Tomorrowland party. There is no interaction, they seem to be waiting aimlessly for something. A new number from the boxes, or rescue of their raft? There is certainly nothing to be seen on the horizon of the dark waters. Only the zwerk shows condensation stripes of passing jet aircraft. Worry determines the atmosphere in this work. At Géricault there is the accomplished fact of the final rescue, despite the many victims. The viewer is reassured, salvation is on its way. The corpses lie on the left-hand side, the arms outstretched on the right-hand side towards the rescuers.  With Roes there is nothing in the air, there is no expectation. The figures therefore radiate apathy, you cannot even suspect the lady lying in the inflated duck of holiday feelings. There are no corpses, but there is also no hope, only figures at rest and inertia. Only the DJ seems to play an other song ...


David you sexy b*tch

200x360

2019


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