We had the good fortune of connecting with Kryzle Dina and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kryzle, how do you think about risk?
The word risk can be associated with fear and anxiety but can also relate to excitement and adrenaline kicks, so it is somehow a two- sided feeling when it comes to taking risks. No matter if you jump out of an airplane to do some skydiving or leaving your 9 to 5 job behind and take all the risk to fulfill your career with something you believe in. I already learnt how to take risk when I was 19 years old by moving out from home. I had so many bills to pay, from my rent up to my high tuition fees which I had to pay monthly to be able to study while working 40h a week. I never had somebody who got my back to I try to handle life by my own, it was a risk, but I managed it and I grow through my anxieties.
For me moving out after I got my A-levels was so important to find myself and to develop my strength and discipline and becoming the person I am now. So, from this first life lesson with 19 years, being alone and knowing how life and the system works I knew that taking risk has its big benefits.
When it comes to my career as an artist, I knew at a point that I must start to invest in myself and in my brand as a newcomer to move forward. My first huge investment and risk was my first solo exhibition in form of a Vernissage and Fashion with Boutique in my hometown. For a 22 young girl, the amount of investment was huge, but I knew that it would push me and my business forward and it did!
I also knew that I have to reduce my hours working as a personal trainer to put more focus on my own business, it was a financially risk but I just focused on the best-case scenario, and I achieved more than I could imagine!
Now I am at the point where I use every possibility to invest in myself and in my career as an artist, although they are connected with risk’’. But as the saying goes: Courage is always rewarded.’’
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
– I think what distinguishes me from most visual artists is my young age of 23 and how fast I become a professional artist during the last 2 years with the power of social media what isn’t the usual way. When I started painting again with the age of 21 and during the first lockdown, I would never have thought of it in my life that this decision will lead me to the life I am living now. I am very proud of myself that I had enough endurance and self-believe to accomplishment my goals as an artist and as a grown woman too. My path of becoming a professional artist was related to many ups and downs and a lot of decisions which I had to decide on my own. My biggest challenge so far was the step to quite my full-time job to devote my time fully to my passion and the growth of my art career. Becoming an entrepreneur with this young age, I had to face many life lessons very early. My biggest lesson along the way is that courage is always rewarded and that investing in my self-development and in my business made a huge impact on my growth.
The exciting part along my way is that how better I am in developing myself as a person, my business automatically started to grow too. So, I think that focusing a certain time on yourself and your goals can push you really fast forward.
But I wasn’t always that positive and confident at the beginning of my artist career.
When I started doing art beside my fulltime job in 2020 my mindset was directed differently. I was living very hectical working many jobs so that I able to pay my rent and my student loan monthly. So I was always under pressure: at work, with my studies and with my free- time.
Growing up with 4 Siblings and a single Mother the situation at home was not that bright as in usual families. I had to learn to care of myself very soon and I think that is the reason why I have this strong, man of action’’ mentality.
As I luckily found my passion and my natural talent, I felt that I must become better in the thing that I love to do. So I started to watch videos on YouTube, How to become an full-time artist’’ and this was the beginning of my first steps.
I can remember that many people in my circle where very excited about my new hobby, but nobody really took it that seriously that I can make a living out of it but my self-believe was always stronger than the opinion of others, so I put my whole focus on myself and made it happen.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Towards my way of becoming an artist, I am very grateful for my closest friends who always supported me during my time where I started my journey as an artist.