Five questions to Dina Roudman

Five questions to Dina Roudman

Dina Roudman currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. In our interview, she talks about her art, how it is created and what inspires her.

How long have you been painting, and what themes do you gravitate towards?

I've been immersed in the world of painting my entire life, but it's only in the past three and a half years that I've pursued it professionally. My art thrives on intuition and the joy of defying expectations. I'm drawn to themes that challenge conventional boundaries and invite viewers to question what they know.

Can you describe your process when starting a new piece? What initiates the creation?

My approach is quite spontaneous—I don't start with a fixed plan. I trust in the wisdom of my body and mind, embracing the uncertainty of the process. It's about letting go and allowing the art to unfold naturally. I think Its part of trial and error that pushes me to keep evolving.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

Inspiration strikes in the discipline of showing up. My studio is my sanctuary, a place where I commit to being present every day. Sometimes, it's not about actively creating but simply being there, surrounded by potential, even if it means contemplating and just staring at a blank canvas.

Imagine your life without art. What would that look like?

Life without art would be like wandering through a void—an endless, dark abyss. Art is what illuminates my existence, bringing depth and meaning to my world.

What's the current art scene like in your city? 

To be candid, I often find myself journeying beyond my city's limits in search of artistic inspiration. While there are undoubtedly pockets of creativity here, I personally feel a disconnect. Perhaps it's just me evolving away from what's available locally. 


Photos by Logan Graham Greene  (@loganonceagain)

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