JOKE RAES - about her art works

Joke Raes (BE) finished the post graduate Higher institute of Fine Arts HISK in ‘16. Her drawings, sculptures and installations seem to come about without any effort, but closer inspection reveals a dizzying level of detail: each work suggesting an obsession with the surface and all that lies beneath. As beautiful as her work might be, she doesn’t necessarily tell us a pleasant story. Dynamics bring along resistance and stagnation and decay is always lurking somewhere; eating its way to the surface like worms, showing through the skin, hiding inside a fabulous exuberance.

Artist residencies, prizes & exhibitions worldwide: ’21 Bnp Paribas Fortis Artistic Talent award, Blanco Nucleo & SMAK, Special Blind date collaboration sculpture exchanging  BE, A soft gentle Breeze curator Els Wuyts BE, K.E.R.K.  Wundertower   #1 Private Collection Nick Ervinck BE, publication @ in collaboration with Jonas Vansteenkiste, 'Transitoria’ editor Bruno Devos Stockmans Art book, Disorder (repeat) DMW gallery Antwerp BE, After hours, curator Mieke Janssens club BE, ‘20 Poortersloge Brugge ‘19 The White house gallery BE ’18 Van Abbemuseum NL, Creative residency Arita Japan, Tokyo Belgium embassy, Kyoto Art center JP, Museum Dhondt  Dhaenens, Gallery deMijlpaal, Cwart BE,
’17 European ceramic center NL ’15 Biennial Contemporary Art Moscow RUS ’13 Vanhaerents ArtCollection BE ’12 Amazon Forest PER, Red Sea EGY ‘11 Coming people SMAK BE, Public Art works: ‘17 Az Alma Eeklo, ‘19 Cultural center Destelheide Belgium

Recent works

Slumbers poem
Slumbers poem
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Intimate tides
Intimate tides
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Intimate tides  I
Intimate tides I
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Intimate mask
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Waves of love
Waves of love
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Waves of love
Waves of love
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Intimate tides II
Intimate tides II
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ode to the imagination
ode to the imagination
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Wishstone
Wishstone
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Lovewater drawing
Lovewater drawing
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Japanese wild walk
Japanese wild walk
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Japanese wild walks (Arita)
Japanese wild walks (Arita)
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Hydro wave
Hydro wave
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Inner map
Inner map
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Intimate tides
Intimate tides
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Little Intimate walk
Little Intimate walk
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SlumberS
SlumberS
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bravewave
bravewave
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Tenderly
Tenderly
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Intimate song
Intimate song
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Shelter
Shelter
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Intimate garden
Intimate garden
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