The Raw Line
presenting the works from ;  Joram Roukes, KC Ortiz, Troy Lovegates

Arcade Art Gallery and The Jaunt are excited to announce 'The Raw Line'. A collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Joram Roukes (Netherlands), KC Ortiz (Denmark) and Troy Lovegates (Canada). ‘The Raw Line’ opens on the 4th of September at Arcade Art Gallery in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

The title of the show, ‘The Raw Line, refers to the works of Joram Roukes, KC Ortiz and Troy Lovegates. Although each artist has their own distinct aesthetic, their joint practice is defined by the raw lines featured in their paintings and drawings.  As a collective, their work is direct, honest and makes no concessions. KC Ortiz uses raw lines to make political commentary, depict civil unrest, and American pop culture. Troy Lovegates utilizes the strength of line in his drawings of underrepresented communities and the life of societies hidden in plain sight. Finally, Joram Roukes showcases these same raw lines in his approach to collaging American fauna, new-school graffiti and historical statues.

The Raw Line’ is presented in collaboration with The Jaunt. The Jaunt is a unique project that is best described as a traveling art residency project. They send artists to places they have never been, in order to find new inspiration. Now in times of COVID-19, where international travel has not been possible for the last year and a half, we are excited to have The Jaunt bring various parts of the world to Taiwan, and share the joy of discovering a new place through the eyes of the artists.

Alongside the exhibition with Joram Roukes, KC Ortiz and Troy Lovegates, there will be a selected overview of prints from artists who have worked together with The Jaunt. These artists are Sasa Ostoja, Tellas Andy Welland, Greg Ito, Anna Valdez and Ellen Rutt, and the three featured artists from the exhibition.


‘KC Ortiz ‘s studio’
The Raw Line

Joram Roukes, KC Ortiz, Troy Lovegates 聯合參展

Arcade Art GalleryThe Jaunt 很高興地宣布“The Raw Line” —— 一個以 Joram Roukes(荷蘭)、KC Ortiz(丹麥)和 Troy Lovegates(加拿大)三位藝術家作品為主軸的合作展覽。 “The Raw Line”將於9月4日在台灣高雄市的Arcade Art Gallery開幕。

展覽主題“The Raw Line”意指 Joram Roukes、KC Ortiz 和 Troy Lovegates 此次展覽作品的共通點。雖然每位藝術家都有自己獨到的審美,但他們藉由繪畫和素描中的原始線條聯合實踐出具個人色彩的作品。作為一個集體,他們的工作是直接的、誠實的並且不讓步。 KC Ortiz 使用原始線條進行政治評論、描繪社會內亂和美國流行文化。Troy Lovegates 在他的繪畫中運用線條的力量,描繪代表性不足的社區和那些隱藏在顯而易見之處的社會生活。最後,Joram Roukes 在他拼貼美國動物、新派塗鴉和歷史雕像的方法中展示了這些相同的原始線條。

“The Raw Line”是與 The Jaunt 合作推出的。 Jaunt 是一個獨特的專案,一個廣為人知的藝術家旅行駐留項目。他們將藝術家送到他們從未去過的地方,用以尋找新的靈感。但是因為 COVID-19 的關係,這些藝術家在過去一年半的時間無法至國外旅行,因此我們很高興能透過此次的合辦展覽讓 The Jaunt 將世界各地帶到台灣,並向視聽者分享在藝術家旅行時眼中的天地以及在旅行中發現新地方的喜悅。

除了展出 Joram Roukes、KC Ortiz 和 Troy Lovegates 的作品外,此展覽還會展出一些和 The Jaunt 合作過藝術家的版畫。而這些藝術家分別為 Sasa Ostoja、Tellas Andy Welland、Greg Ito、Anna Valdez 和 Ellen Rutt,以及展覽中的三位特色藝術家。
‘Troy Lovegates’ 
‘The Raw Line’

From September 4th until October 2nd 2021
Vernissage ; September 4th, 3pm-7pm

@ Arcade Art Gallery
#154 2F Nanhua rd. XinXin Dist.
Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
(Formosa BLVD. MRT Exit 10)
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‘The Raw Line’

展覽期間:2021年9月4日至10月2日
開幕式:2021年9月4日,下午3點至7點

@ Arcade Art Gallery
高雄市新興區南華路154號2樓
(捷運美麗島站10號出口)

聯絡電話:0965-731-957

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Artworks : 



Joram Roukes :

Born in 1983 the small city of Lelystad, The Netherlands, Joram Roukes earned his BFA in fine arts at the Minerva Academy of Arts in Groningen in 2006. In 2008 Roukes was awarded a stipend from National Arts Foundation ‘Fonds BKVB, which is currently known as Mondriaanfonds, which he used to set up an artist residency in Brooklyn, NYC. Joram Roukes’ work is a dark, humorous play on topics that range from popular culture, global affairs and personal experience. Creating juxtapositions of imagery to create abstract narratives and figures that evoke introspection and contemplation. His work gained attention from several international galleries like Thinkspace in Los Angeles, StolenSpace in London among others. He has since shown his work in Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and London to name a few.

Since 2015 Roukes is actively painting large scale murals across the globe, applying his old love of painting graffiti on a larger and more mature scale.

 Joram Roukes now lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Photo by @sampictureclub


‘Search Party’
Oil on Linen
120 x 150 cm
2021

$8,500.00



‘Black Tern’
Oil on Linen
100 x 150 cm
2021

$7,800.00




KC Ortiz:

KC Ortiz, b. 1978, Chicago, USA. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Ortiz began painting graffiti at the age of 12 on the rooftops and trains of his hometown Chicago and a winding road of graffiti, street life, prison and photojournalism led to his paintings and studio work.
His work is an exploration on survival, preservation, and resistance in a world that is rapidly changing under political upheaval, economic inequality, misinformation, and technological advances.
Ortiz examines and questions both our individual and collective roles and responsibilities in these current times and to future generations and civilizations.

Photo by Martha Cooper

‘Tuff Enuff’
Acrylic on paper
22 x 33 cm
2021
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‘Soul On Fire’
Acrylic on paper
22 x 33 cm
2021

$400.00



‘2 Close 2 Call’
Acrylic on paper
22.5 x 31 cm 
2021

$400.00



‘X Marks the Spot’
Acrlylic on paper
22.5 x 33 cm 
2021

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‘Outlaw Rebel Extreme’
Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 60 cm 
2021

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‘Eternal Embrace’
Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 60 cm
2021

$2,800.00






Troy Lovegates:

Troy Lovegates, widely known as "OTHER", is an artist currently based in Oakland, CA. His works are heavily patterned and saturated with hyper color. With a knack for the use of found materials and the unification of wildly disparate elements, both material and aesthetic, Lovegates uses everything from spray paint, oil stick, water color, acrylic, and ink to create works on canvas and paper as well as wooden sculptures.

A self-described "collector of lost souls,” the artist focuses on the figure as story, building motifs through heavily condensed mark making. The figures in his work are sympathetically drawn from equal parts caricature and realistic observation.  Lovegates is constantly revising and adapting previous efforts, reintegrating them into current bodies of work that reflect the history of their making.  His hand-carved wooden pieces bring his paintings to life as objects.  The powerfully weathered people in his imagery are often real, captured through photographs and observation taken while on his travels over the years. Motivated by his own dreams and nightmares, Troy Lovegates works are emotive arrests of an awe-inspiring imagination.
Photo by @wiseknave


‘Family’
Woodcarvings & Acrylic paint
≈ 43.18 x 15.24 x 5.08 cm
2021

$1,750.00



‘Home’
Woodcarvings & Acrylic paint
≈ 43.18 x 15.24 x 5.08 cm
2021

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‘Flowers’
Woodcarvings & Acrylic paint
≈ 43.18 x 15.24 x 5.08 cm
2021

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‘Oakland’
Mix medium on Paper
55.88 x 76.2 cm
2020

$1,750.00



‘Lech’
Mix medium on Paper
55.88 x 76.2 cm
2021

$1,750.00





Prints :



Andy Welland
‘Summer Camp’
3 Colours SilkScreen
50 x 70 cm 
Edition of 50
Signed & numbered by the artist


$130.00


Anna Valdez
‘Oakland, California’
4 Colours SilkScreen
50 x 70 cm
Edition of 50
Signed & numbered by the artist


$160.00


Ellen Rutt
‘Summer Camp’
3 Colours SilkScreen
50 x 70 cm
Edition of 50
Signed & numbered by the artist


$180.00


Greg Ito
‘Seoul, South Korea’
7Colours SilkScreen
50 x 70 cm
Edition of 75
Signed & numbered by the artist


$180.00



Joram Roukes
‘Orcas Island, Washington, USA’
3 Colours SilkScreen
50 x 70 cm
Edition of 50
Signed & numbered by the artist


$180.00


KC Ortiz
‘Bornholm, Denmark’
4 Colours SilkScreen
50 x 70 cm
Edition of 50
Signed & numbered by the artist


$180.00


Sasa Ostoja
‘Riga, Latvia’
3 Colours SilkScreen
50 x 70 cm
Edition of 50
Signed & numbered by the artist


$130.00


Tellas
‘Delhi, India’
4 Colours SilkScreen
50 x 70 cm
Edition of 50
Signed & numbered by the artist


$250.00


Troy Lovegates
‘Valencia, Spain’
3 Colours SilkScreen
50 x 70 cm
Edition of 50
Signed & numbered by the artist


$130.00



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