Revok
‘Revok’

Aug 22, 2015

Cologne

Last Friday, Cologne-based Ruttkowski;68 gallery opened its first exhibition with US artist Revok.

Following an exhibition in Los Angeles, it’s Revok’s the second exhibition with the title Revok. It refers to the concept of identity that he has been exploring since 1990, when he adopted the name as his alias after becoming dissatisfied by the expectations and connotations of social status.

At first, Jason Williams used Revok as a pseudonym when he started out as a graffiti artist. For Jason, Revok generally is a frame within which he can define himself without social constraints.

While many former graffiti artists drop their pseudonyms when they enter the world of art, Jason refuses to let it go. In this way, his examination of the self continues. It has become a crucial part of his work, questioning the assimilations that we all engage in every day  to reflect our opponents and circumstances.

For his Revok exhibition at Ruttkowski;68 gallery, Jason goes beyond the self to examine perceptions of consciousness and unconsciousness.

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Revok at work preparing the last bits and pieces for his show

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Revok

Ruttkowski;68

August 14 – September 27, 2015
Bismarckstr. 70
50672 Cologne
Germany

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