Using a female gaze, Rouy explore's new ways of expressing semi-autobiographical and social narratives. The work follows a discourse central to the human condition.
She has an interest in female sexual expression and the imperfect-self. Her artworks satirise immoral thoughts that are terrifying, centring around feelings of shame and guilt. To explore this, Rouy paints hedonistic, grotesque figures often of monstrous women with their sexual organs revealed. To imitate my hyperawareness of having a body Rouy subvert's and delocalises depictions of female and male genitalia to form androgynous or fluid figures that resonate with her, while also removing identity. She uses the imagery, that has historically been understood as taboo, to critique and subvert mainstream representations of women.
Rouy uses her practice to underline the parts of ourselves that we find uncomfortable, accentuated by ardent depictions of bodily fluids, such as blood, pus, semen, faeces, milk, urine, sweat, and saliva. There is a link between bodily fluids, the notion of being a human and our mortality. The leaking of bodily fluids breaks the containment associated with correctness and purity, which are constantly strived for in our society, our bodies, and our minds. The bodily fluids are presented to expose the unsavoury parts of being human that are currently considered taboo, be that mental or physical.
Rouy's artwork explores societal and internal power roles. She appropriate's the human body to discuss relationships between people and the self, saturated with child-like dependency, intrusion, and boundaries. Rouy views the body as a corporal vessel that can be manipulated, reorganised, displaced, and commodified, aiming to humanise and beautify the horrific parts of ourselves and our mortality; creating a distortion of the interior and exterior of bodies. Alongside this, the artworks denote emotional illusion, trust and trepidation between people. The figures often have connections to expulsion and birth that act simultaneously as a harbouring or a needed release of these emotional burdens.