Today we’d like to introduce you to Inna Rohr.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1984 and finished two art schools in my hometown. I have always loved creating and was doodling from an early age. When I was 20 I moved to Arizona and completely abandoned art…In 2010 I discovered Argentine Tango and it completely shook up my soul and I reconnected with painting again. Figurative art has my heart; I enjoy exploring our psychological states: our vices, frailties, insecurities, sexuality, and power. I do enjoy landscapes too. My work is moody, atmospheric and honest although I do enjoy bringing some humor into it. I do strive to bring the viewer into the story of the painting, to give them a way to connect, reflect and process their own experience.
Please tell us about your art.
My primary medium is oils, however I enjoy experimenting and dabble into sculpture as well. Figurative art captivates me as I enjoy exploring what makes us human with all our strengths, weaknesses, vices, sexuality, power and humor. I strive to spark an honest conversation with my viewer about our mutual experiences and our views of the world; a portion of my work addresses the aftermath of #metoo experiences. I also enjoy painting landscapes and cityscapes, depicting the atmosphere and bringing attention to beauty in the mundane, or things that we would not usually refer to as “beautiful”. In my work I hope to start a conversation with my viewer, give them a chance to reflect and reconnect.
Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
Financial aspect is a tricky one, and I myself have not fully figured it out yet. I have worked in the corporate world and even started a side business to support my art. There is no formula; but to keep creating, be honest with yourself about why you do what you do and the path will show itself. Recently I braved “the jump” – I left the corporate world to paint, travel and soak up inspiration that is all around us.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can see my work on my website. There they can see all current work as well as a list of any current /past exhibits. One of the ways to support my work is by acquiring an original piece of art or a print. Please contact me for pricing. Residency opportunities, collaborative projects with other artist and of course opportunities to share my work in group or solo shows are very welcomed! Honestly, receiving a note from someone saying that they connected with what I do gives me an incredible jolt of inspiration and strength!
- Website: innarohrartist.com
- Phone: 520-965-3468
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/innarohr/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InnaRohrArtist/
All images are photos of my work