Renata Janiszewska interviewed by Michael Pierre Price
Techspressionist Artist Interview Series #20 – October 13, 2021
Renata Janiszewska was born in London England, and grew up in Toronto. She did her studies in Fine Art at both the University of Toronto and Ontario College of Art and Design University with a concentration in drawing and experimental art. She cites as influences the Northern Romantic painters, the Bauhaus, Anselm Kiefer, and the music of Giuseppe Verdi. She has lived in France and Belgium. Renata has been painting on electronic canvas since 2010. Her paintings are meant to be viewed backlit, as they contain heavily saturated colors. She employs the formal traditions of painting and the tenets of Modernism while using cutting edge tools to express her aesthetic. She had a solo show of her digital artworks in 2013 that was favourably reviewed in Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail. One of her public artworks was featured on national Canadian broadcaster CTV. Recently she had an outdoor public art installation for two years in Toronto’s downtown. Renata has also become an animator, producing short works for which she composes and records original music. She has spoken on her work at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Toronto Public Library, and in the Rodaarte gallery in Narbonne. Renata joined the Techspressionist movement in the spring of this year.
Techspressionist Interviews are self-produced videos of of artists interviewing other artists in the spirit of Warhol’s Interview Magazine. Many thanks to artist Roz Dimon developing the Interview Series initiative and drafting the format. These videos are also published to the Techspressionism YouTube Channel.