Fouad Rohm

About Fouad Rohm

Technique: oil on canvas

Dr. Fouad Roham was born in Qamishli (in Syria) in 1955. He worked as an anaesthetist and taught at Aleppo Medicine University.

It was the war that caused him to flee to Austria in 2014.

As a child he started off drawing with pencils and coal pencils before he started using oil colours. While in the beginning he drew classical art, today he tends to produce more surrealistic paintings.

For Fouad, painting has always been a way to reduce the stress that he faced as an anaesthetist, and a spiritual exercise to meet his own soul and to give his mind a chance to express himself.

In many of his paintings you will find that love and hope have been mixed with tragical events of the war that hit his homeland Syria. In his paintings, he tried to share some stories and feelings which he personally experienced during the war, tried to show that despite the darkness and suffering of the war, there was always the hope of a better life and future, to be understood by anyone seeing his art.

Realizing that, he decided that the best way for him to contribute and stand by his people, his country, and his beliefs, is to use the only weapon that he has: his art.

The research project “Gilgamesh: Untold Experiences of Vulnerable Groups” is co-financed by the Swedish Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.