My name is Jasha Soyka. I am a visual artist, writer and creative nerd from Berlin. My work is inspired by the deep love, confusion and curiosity for and about this world. People, their stories, that intriguing complexity of life, is what I am exploring in my art - the contradictions, greatness, failures, fears, everydayness. And most of all the beauty, that is created through all aspects, tones and shades. I love sharing that perspective through her work, hoping to evoke trust in people, trust in oneself and in life. And if you look closely you might find what makes you like being here, appreciate life as a whole, laugh, cry, and allow that iridescent hilarious spectacle.
Growing up in Berlin, I have always been surrounded by art, music, activism, and a plethora of different communities. Being queer, born with disability, a migrant, raised by a catholic & an atheist, and having experienced communism as well as capitalism, gave me access to many different worlds, ideas, experiences and perspectives. It made me endlessly curious, passionate, cynically optimistic about the world, life and everything.
I studied graphic design, audio engineering and animation, and worked as a designer/developer in sound, digital and print media. Since 2007 I work as an artist, exhibiting and selling my art, creating award-winning animations. In 2016 I left Berlin and the work as a designer behind for good to travel the world with her wife & two kids.
We're currently waiting for Big Waves in Nazaré, Portugal.