Renata Janiszewska
Toronto // Canada

Renata Janiszewska, The Imperial Heir, 2021. Digital output on aluminum dibond, 24 x 30 inches, 1/1.

Renata Janiszewska, The Imperial Heir, 2021. Digital output on aluminum dibond, 24 x 30 inches, 1/1. $2500.

The Imperial Heir is part of my Elementum series of 2021. These works exist as an expression of a longing for an alternative reality, for a place of refuge from the noise and clamour of this world. This piece is set in a place not on earth, it is a heroic tableau. The two foreground shapes can be read as colossal in relation to the skyscape behind them. It is Techspressionist in its mannered portrayal of a yearning for someplace beyond our world.

My present work evolved from 11 years of experimentation with digital media. I was very taken with the ease with which I could draw on early iPhone and iPad devices, and the portability of these tools meant that I could do my work everywhere. My intention is to construct a portal into imagined landscapes, while evoking the sublime. New generative technology allows me to create images combining hand-made elements with that made using AI.

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Renata Janiszewska interviewed by Michael Pierre Price, October 13, 2021.