paintings

the safe place

2013

oil on canvas

110x86

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 safe place ( atomic party people) Pasadena

50x70

OIL ON CANVAS

2022


the mushroomexperts

70x50

OIL ON CANVAS

2022


the Comeback Kid   ( serie )

70x90

OIL ON CANVAS

2022

portrait

70x80

OIL ON CANVAS

2016

the messenger

40x40

OIL ON CANVAS

2022

the illusionist

OIL ON CANVAS 

70X50

2022

vive le

OIL ON CANVAS 

2022

100X120

THE MOMENT IS YOURS

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.

cul de sac

OIL ON CANVAS

100X120

2022

the denial

100x100

OIL ON CANVAS

2020

Le jugement

100x80

OIL ON CANVAS

2019

Matisse's misery

360x160

OIL ON CANVAS

2019

the attempt

140x120

OIL ON CANVAS

2019

isolation

120x100

OIL ON CANVAS

2020

room at Mont devant Sassey

120x100

OIL ON CANVAS

2021

the hiding

80x50

OIL ON CANVAS

2022

nature morte

100x80

OIL ON CANVAS 

2018

the moment is yours

120x100

OIL ON CANVAS

the denial

80x70

OIL ON CANVAS

2017

the attempt 

50x60

OIL ON CANVAS

2022

the attempt

120x100

OIL ON CANVAS

the messenger

80x60

OIL ON CANVAS

2010

the achievement

120x140

OIL ON CANVAS

2010

the attempt

60x80 / 120x160

OIL ON CANVAS

2020

the gathering

OIL ON CANVAS

2021

we will follow

100x80

OIL ON CANVAS

2021

the messenger 9

70x50

OIL ON CANVAS

2021

the messenger 7

70x80

OIL ON CANVAS

2012

angeldust

120x140

oil on canvas

2021

the attempt (the erotic versions) 2021

KANAAL DESSEL-SCHOTEN

a year of isolation resulted in a series of paintings in various sizes in the cocoon of the studio. The daily bike rides were partly along the canal. The infinity of variations in the perception of the compositions formed by the light with reflections of mainly spheres in the water provided inspiration. It became a collection of painted images on canvas in different sizes. These continued to form new images by hanging next to, below and above each other in the studio. Images from memory and sometimes from photo.

The image of the mirroring produces a different image, of color vibration and deviation, although a remnant of the original image remains tangible. Balance through the verticalism of the trees, but also through a division and demarcation in the canvas by color. Color that changes when crossing a barrier. The assumption of water is evoked by the swirling lines of the brush wet on wet, whereby the oil paint mixes a second time, on the canvas.