People around us inspire us to look beyond our boundaries, to think in a different way. Together, we shift perspective towards a future we believe in.

We open this series with Rosa Stil . From her studio in the heart of Amsterdam, we talk about inspiration, one of a kind vintage, and soul touching art. 

She is a  multidisciplinary artist hat breathes uniqueness and shares emotions through her paintings. Not enough? Rosa is graduating this year from drama and contemporary music theatre at the HVA.

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 Rosa stil at her studio by @itsmochi |  Painting by STIL X SVD, now available

 Rosa Stil, “Art is freedom”

“My inspiration comes from many sources. Mostly my work is driven by things in life which make me extremely happy, extremely depressed or extremely angry.

When it comes down to turning my inspiration in to ‘products’, the most important thing is that it resonates with me when it’s finished. There is always this little ‘click’ moment, when I feel that, I know my work is pure and driven by my own motor and therefor authentic.

Rosa Stil art

 Rosa stil at her studio in Amsterdam by @itsmochi.

As in my recently made series ‘woman hood’ is made as an ode to all women, and with all women I mean all humans who identify as she/her, nobody excluded. I think it’s still very typical people don’t want to identify as a feminist, because they find it ‘a bit extreme’. But the word feminist says nothing more and nothing less than ‘equality for all’.

Don’t know what’s so extreme about that? Maybe we should all listen to Tupac a bit more, in particular the song ‘keep ya head up’. Here’s the, if you ask me, best part of that lyrics:

And since we all came from a woman

Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman

I wonder why we take from our women

Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?

I think it's time to kill for our women

Time to heal our women, be real to our women

And if we don't we'll have a race of babies

That will hate the ladies, that make the babies

And since a man can't make one

He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one

So will the real men get up

I know you're fed up ladies, but keep your head up”