Joram Roukes

Dutch artist Joram Roukes often explores the lines between growth and destruction, beauty and decay. His collage style painting layers realistic representational forms with abstract forms of color. Known primarily as an oil painter, his mural for SODO Track offers a rare publicly accessible glimpse into the artist’s examination of contemporary existence.


Painted beside Drew Merritt’s descending woman, Joram’s imaginative figure reciprocates her gaze and gesture, implying a longing between the two subjects as they drift apart.