Roja Shams is of Swedish and Persian descent, born in Iran in 1981.
Growing up in Northern Sweden amongst dark forests and mystical wilderness, an early love for Nature, this Planet and the Animals that inhabit it awoke. These objects act as a returning source of inspiration.
The underlying themes in her artwork deal with the expression of emotion and energy, the fragility of life on this planet, and the consciousness present in everything surrounding us.
Her work can often be described as abstract expressionism and it is often created with a desire to bring awareness to environmental matters, emphasizing the urgency of action in order to spare nature and other conscious beings from the sufferings of human exploitation. A portion of all sales go to organisations engaged in these causes.
Roja currently lives and works between Stockholm and Bali.