Join us as Iness Rychlik talks about being inspired from a young age, how challenges can make great art, and being banned from Instagram!
Iness Rychlik is a Polish-born artist, photographer, and filmmaker. She cites nature and history as two of her greatest influences. Interestingly, Iness creates amazing art despite having myopia—severe nearsightedness. She’s recognised in the art world for her dark portraits, often using herself as a subject.
Cohorted’s host, Suzanne, talks to Iness Rychlik about being inspired from a young age, how challenges can make great art, and being banned from Instagram!
Iness grew up in a modest family with no ties to the art world, yet she developed a passion for visual arts and storytelling as a child. Her interest in videography began when she found her grandfather’s old video camera. She also gained an intense interest in period dramas, which led to her recruiting her sisters as models and actresses in her own productions!
In this episode, she chats about why she loves self-portraits as a form of expression, how suffering from a chronic skin condition inspires her to create better art, and what she considers her biggest achievement—The Dark Box, her final-year film during her studies.
When she’s not creating art, exhibiting her art, or finding inspiration, Iness is training for half-marathons and raising money for charity!
Discover a variety of features including Cohorted Cult articles and exclusive offers, incentives and competitions; all from the comfort of your smartphone and tablet! Plus, gain exclusive access to the newly launched ‘Unfiltered by Cohorted’ Podcast, featuring inspirational and accomplished guests, in each episode. Prepare for taboo breaking, thought provoking discussions covering health, wellbeing, empowerment, relationships, careers and more.