Renata Davis is a multidisciplinary artist.
Renata likes to make work that reminds the viewer of beginnings. What it was like to be carefree, deep within whimsical ambivalence, and immersed in the nature of wonder. What it was like to be new.
Other times it seems important to confront the uncomfortable reality of being alive.
There’s always a lot to think about. Long walks and rereading One Train May Hide Another by Kenneth Koch help when the a-lot-to-think-about becomes too big.
But, either way, welcome to the neighborhood. Nice to meet you.
Renata drinks black coffee and collects tiny plastic toys.
Feel free to email me about commissions, collaborations, questions:
Below is a collection of self portraits from almost every year of my life. Some emulate the style of a favorite artist at the time, some are from direct observation, some are from photographs. They are in chronological order starting in 1999 when I was 5 years old. This seems to introduce me better than words sometimes.