This figure, built with a collage of imagery ranging from human and animal anatomy to industrial parts, color spots to urban decay, captures Joram’s exploration of contemporary existence. Painted beside Drew Merritt’s descending figure, Roukes’ creature reciprocates her gaze and reach implying a longing between the figures as they appear to drift apart.
Owned by the Frye Museum and managed by Nitze-Stagen, this building houses Gensco and the Goodwill Seattle Outlet.
Joram Roukes (BA, Acadamie Minerva), is a Dutch oil painter whose work explores the balance between growth and destruction. His collage style of painting creates beautifully grotesque compositions that layer realistic representational forms with abstract swaths of color.