DTES Small Arts Grants 10th Anniversary Website

Rojina Farrokhnejad (RJ)

Interactive Media Communication

2022 winner of a DTES Small Arts Grant

I paint images of people, places and emotional times, like memories, relationships, expressions of solitude, and moments of importance, to connect with the audience’s experiences. I’m always trying to invent a new language to communicate. To freeze a moment that is just about to happen. I’m passionate about creating images that are both abstract and about the paint while keeping figures in the frame to help provide a sense of narrative I work using techniques like layers and drips through colors, tones and textures within a positive and negative space. My mediums are mostly oil, clay and Acrylic, I also use Pastel, ink and Charcoal for sketches.

My recent work pushes the boundaries of representation, integrating collage and abstraction within imaginative figurative compositions.

How has receiving a DTES Small Arts Grant supported your development as an artist?

Financially helped me with supplies for the art project

How has DTES Small Arts Grants helped DTES artists?

It helped to show the voice of community in a creative way to public

How has DTES Small Arts Grants impacted the community?

It brought artists in community together

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