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ABOUT  Roja

Roja Shams is a contemporary artist of Swedish and Persian descent. The underlying themes in her artwork deal with the expression of emotion and energy and her imaginative style blends together elements of surrealism, abstraction, and figuration.

 

Her artwork is deeply influenced by the mysteries of conciousness, often exploring the integration of Eastern spiritual traditions and Western scientific principles, seeking to bridge the gap between the physical world and the mystical, investigating the concept of panpsychism whilst incorporating inspiration from the five natural elements as well as plants, animals, and the cosmos into her work. 

 

As an artist Roja draws inspiration from her own life experiences. After attending art school in Sweden, her lust for adventure led her to the Indian himalayas where she studied the ancient and vast science of Yoga. This experience sparked her creative vision, deeply inspired by the power of consciousness and interconnectedness amongst all living things. Her paintings often convey motion and emotion connected to the mundane existence of  worldly life. Liberation from worldly life is not viewed as a denial of the world, but rather as a way of fully embracing and engaging with it on a deeper level. Each piece is a visual expression of the artist's own journey of self-discovery and introspection often imbued with the anxieties, frustrations, and sufferings that arise from living in an impermanent and constantly changing world. Her work explores these complexities of the human mind and spirit.

 

In addition to her focus on Eastern spiritual traditions, Roja Shams' artwork serves as a reminder of the transformative power of art. Her paintings transport and invite viewers to tap into their full potential and connect with the greater universe by living with increased consciousness. By forging a deeper connection with the world around us we can cultivate an awareness beyond the limitations of human perception and better understand the interdependent nature of reality. 

 

Having spent years living in Bali and creating art, she draws constant inspiration from the elements of animism and the interconnected patterns of the universe, suggesting a deeper spiritual dimension to her work. Through her art, she invites the viewer to contemplate the boundless intelligence of the natural world and its power to inspire us.

 

Roja Shams' paintings bear witness to her unwavering dedication to the environment and the planet, as she imbues them with a profound reverence for nature. Moreover, she strives to safeguard and preserve it for future generations by donating a portion of all sales to organizations dedicated to these causes. Through her art, she seeks to inspire individuals to delve into their inner worlds with heightened awareness, aligning themselves to gaining insight on the true nature of existence.

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