Fouad

Roham

Fouad

Roham

Technique: oil on canvas

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About Fouad Roham

Technique: oil on canvas

Dr. Fouad Roham was born in Qamishli (Syria) in 1955. He worked as an anesthetist and taught at Aleppo University until the war forced him to flee to Austria in 2014.

Dr. Fouad Roham was born in Qamishli (Syria) in 1955. He worked as an anesthetist and taught at Aleppo University until the war forced him to flee to Austria in 2014. As a child he drew with pencils and coal pencils before he started using oil paints. He began with classical art, but today he tends to produce more surrealistic paintings. For Fouad, painting has not only been a way to reduce the stress he faced as an anesthetist, but also a spiritual exercise to be close to his soul and give his mind a chance to express. In most of Fouad’s paintings you will find that the themes of love and hope have 

been mixed with tragical events of the war that convulsed his homeland Syria. Through his paintings, he shares some stories and feelings he personally experienced during the war, and tries to show that despite the darkness and suffering, there is always the hope of a better life and future, – a message that can be easily understood by anyone viewing his art. Having realised this, he decided that the best way for him to stand by his people, his country and his beliefs is to use the only weapon that he has – his art.