Supporting Creativity and Innovation
Rohan Kumara is an artist who creates abstract expressionism art.
Rohan was born in Sri Lanka, but was adopted when he was a baby. He grew up in the Netherlands.
At age 22 Rohan started to have art lessons as a therapy from Artist Riet Mooren who helped him to transform his youth experiences into strength by creating abstract art.
“ART IN PROGRESS”
Deep down I struggle with real life events that I never really talk about it.
Painting is healing me and now the time has come to challenge the next stage. I will speak out clearly without hurting anyone.
Communication and non-communication are essential components of my personal development.
My thoughts and feelings come alive on canvas. I am able to translate my inner world into paintings. By expressing fear and pain with paint, I can rise to my next stage in life.
Ultimately – I notice – the art of letting go what is gone, transformed into colors and shapes enables me to show who I am. A thing of beauty is a joy forever, were the famous words, but showing the beauty living deep into you is even more important to me.
For me it’s important not to focus on my past, but to keep my eyes and ears on the road so my paintings become in true sense “The Real Art of being Me”.
Preferable I have this large canvas in front of me. The color white.
Waiting what comes next.
Then there are these images growing – about life, ideas and dreams.
Followed by the rush. Not in words but in colors and movements. And a story comes alive be it with mixed media, acryl, charcoal, pastel, oil paint or ink.
When the rush is fading, the story is told.
Often I discover only later the faces, the breeze and hidden characters sheltering in the shadows.
That’s how it goes.
And it’s the most sincerest way to express myself. After all these forbidden years.
My paintings are telling the story of my life.
What you see is what you get.
Never forget: enough is never enough.
Since 1968 I have been working as a visual artist.
My disciplines are: Painting, etching, printing, Integration art (photography and make-up), performance, portraits analogs (printing of cutting boards) and model drawing.
I exhibit at home and abroad. See exhibitions for an overview.
As a drawing and painting teacher I activate creativity with students, with the aim of stimulating a free spirit.
Changes and developments are central to my work.
This involves changes in the surrounding nature and in myself.
I was inspired by the I Ching (the Chinese Book of Changes.)
The hexagrams in the book are a moment in time, an eternal stream of changes.
Precisely because changes are the theme for my work, the overview of my paintings from the past periods shows a fascinating personal development.
I find the materials for my paintings in the immediate vicinity, such as rose petals and feathers. For me they are expressions of growth and vulnerability.
I combine the materials within a painting into a whole that gives an interpretation of the moment; unique and at the same time one with the maelstrom of movement.
My paintings are objectively constructed.