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Australian Pop Artist Johhny Romeo

Johnny Romeo’s work critiques the madness of a modern world driven by pervasive advertising, hollow materialism and wasteful excess, exploring the way in which we construct our identities through the idolisation of pop culture and brand-name heroes.



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by CaroPosted on July 23, 2014
“Paramnesia”, like déjà vu, refers to a supernatural phenomenon in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality. Joram Roukes explores this concept with his exhibition of the same name, which opened last weekend at Thinkspace Gallery. Previously, Roukes’ work centered on reflections of daily life experiences reassembled in surreal, painterly scenes. For the past six months, he collected new experiences while working in Los Angeles. The result is slightly schizophrenic. Throughout, exotic animals erupt from anonymous figures performing a variety of city professions. In a way, it recalls Craola’s use of anthromorphic characters to personify dreams (covered here), only Roukes’ are sourced from a place more terrifying- reality.

If we’re looking at Roukes’ notion of what is going to be said or happen next, we can only assume the worst. His figures appear to float in mid-air, where abstract shapes displace them from often disastrous surroundings. Others are displaced against white backdrops, contrasted against the gallery’s main wall painted black for the show. It highlights the fact that Roukes is painting contradicting themes; the strangeness of a dream combined with the sense it genuinely happened. Turn the corner into the gallery’s project room, and we find “Open Channels” by Nosego and “Emerge” by James Linkous. They ‘channel’ a different energy. Nosego’s animalistic imagery is both playful and powerful, while Linkous paints faces that appear to emerge out of water. None of the three ofter a linear definition, instead drawing attention to the layers of the imagination.

“Paramnesia” by Joram Roukes is on view at Thinkspace Gallery through August 9, 2014.


Light Barrier

Open air art installation by Kimchi and Chips produces geometric forms in air with an array of computer controlled mirrors and lights - video embedded below:

Kimchi and Chips create phantoms of light in the air, crossing millions of calibrated beams with their work Light Barrier, 2014. The light installation creates floating graphic objects which animate through space as they do through time.

A fascination with natural light drove the technique of the impressionist painters, they explored new qualities of colour and the trail of time. Kimchi and Chips’ study of digital light discusses a new visual mechanic, their installation adding to the visual language of space and light. As the artist’s inquiry deepens, brush strokes become descriptive like code, detailing reality and allying light with canvas.

You can find out more background about the project at Creative Applications here


Selected works by illustrator Socar Myles - born in London, England, currently living in Umeå, Sweden.

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George Christakis born 1988 is a photographer from Crete, Greece.

I create images - scenes using digital techniques. Some of them are a bit surreal, some conceptual, some just landscapes with a bit of craziness. Music has a big impact on my images. My work involves photographs and paint. 

Personally I don’t place myself as a true surrealist, or photographer, as I use elements of several sides. I’m just saying that I’m making images.