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), Delphian Gallery (UK), Cohle Gallery (FR) and is preparing upcoming solo shows for Hioco/Delany Gallery and Cohle Gallery in 2024.
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 north African/eastern European patchwork family and its surrounding traveling culture. From traveling 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.