Dina Roudman was born in Siberia, before moving to Kazakhstan and then Israel as a child. As a teenager she began a modeling career which took her to Paris, Milan, Berlin, New York, Miami, and Athens, before finally settling down in Toronto. Due to her modeling career, Dina had a whirlwind youth and early adulthood, which impressed upon her the scope and sophistication of the world of art, design, and fashion. These experiences led her to discover her own creativity, and she emerged as a painter. Largely self taught, Dina brings boldness to large format, mixed media canvases. She uses her entire body to paint. She structures her compositions tracing large-limbed movements with brushes ranging in size from a fraction of an inch to a hand’s-width, combining explosive, colourful energy and lyrical monochromatic minimalism. Blessed with an unusually free and courageous spirit, Dina has continually overcome her fears, faced her limitations, and then boldly leapt into the unknown.
Q: YOU ARE AN ARTIST IN MANY WAYS (PAINTER, PHOTOGRAPHER, ACTRESS), IS THERE ONE CREATIVE THAT YOU IDENTIFY WITH MOST, OR DOES EACH ARTISTIC FORM WORK TOGETHER?
A: All art forms come together as one for me, they help me understand myself deeper and let me become my most authentic self. I don’t have one that I identify with the most as they are all me. Eventually I hope to be able to merge them together more cohesively.
Q: WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO PARTNER WITH KISMET ART CO.?
A: I love the idea of women supporting women and anyone who believes in me and wants to give me a chance to do what I love is someone I’m willing to trust and work with.
Q: YOUR PIECES ARE FULL OF MOVEMENT, TEXTURE, AND EMOTION, WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO CREATE?
A: Everything. My art is everything all at once. My body language, expression, dialogue, things I can’t verbally say but feel. I believe my dance background and being an actor really adds to the movement aspect of it. It’s my way of taking bold chances and going with the flow. Kind of the same way I live my life. I think inspiration comes from so many outlets for me: dance, singing, movement, acting, or even just walking in nature. I'm self taught so my art grows with me as I learn new things, and so does my work.