Anuk Rocha’s magnetic figurative paintings convey a sense of mystery. Although the German-born, Bosnian-bred artist graduated in fashion design at ‘ENSAD’ in Paris and honed her drawing skills as a fashion designer for the likes of Maison Martin Margiela and Damir Doma, Anuk eventually leaves the fashion world behind to focus on painting.
Since 2022 she has exhibited at Blue Shop Cottage (UK), Soho Revue (UK), Galerie Kokanas (FR), Partnership Editions (UK) and is preparing upcoming shows for Delphian Gallery and Livingston St.Ives in 2023.
Her figures are known for their ‘silver eyes’, and although the subjects of her portraits vary widely, Anuk’s point of view is consistent - creating a tribe of multicultural people thus affirming her own muslim-german (french expatriated) identity. From travelling circuses to roaming sailors -
Anuk paints symbols of fringe society to come to terms with her own uprooted identity, thus celebrating a world of people who live by their own rules, a world which she considers her own.
10/2023 Solo Show, Livingston St.Ives (Bristol)
09/2023 Group Show, Delphian Gallery (Charente, France)
07/2023 Solo Show, Partnership Editions (London)
05/2023 Winner of Delphian Gallery Open Call (London)
05/2023 Collection 04, Felt Collections (London)
05/2023 Artist Launch, Partnership Editions (London)
04/2023 Group Show, Villa Noailles (Hyères)
02/2023 Solo Show, Galerie Kokanas (Marseille)
10/2022 "Collection 03", Felt Collections (London)
07/2022 Frieze Art Fair, Soho Revue (London)
06/2022 Group Show, Soho Revue (London)
04/2022 "Lettuce Loved the Rain", Janet Rady (London)
04/2022 "Works on Paper 4", Blue Shop Cottage (London)