Renata Pari-Lewis

Born 1975, Czechoslovakia
Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs


Growing up in Czechoslovakia I inherited a strong cultural tradition which remains central to my artistic expression. 

Renata Pari-Lewis studied fine art in London before completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (printmaking) and a Master of Fine Arts (drawing) at the National Art School, Sydney.

Interested in exploring the images and cultural references that have survived the personal transition from her childhood, Renata addresses notions of home, cultural identity, tradition and the estrangement from these through visual art.

Moving to London in her teens and then moving to Australia in her twenties, she became fascinated with the relationship between stories and characters, their emotional landscape, and the physical landscapes they exist in. This extends to the theatre, the gallery, the cinema or the novel – all these are constructed spaces that both carry cultural meanings and influence the meanings being created. 

Renata's Masters project developed theatrical installations containing drawings, paintings, soft sculptures and found objects. Over the last decade however, her focus has moved to painting and mixed media. The spaces previously filled with human presence have become people-less. Not unlike theatre, her pictures become sets in which inanimate objects move and interact; an exploration of still life and landscape painting and the points at which they intersect.

Rather than depicting landscape per se, Renata's intention is always to find the way a particular physical environment, be it interior or exterior, natural or constructed, shapes the emotional experience. Her challenge is to push the boundaries of what can be translated from the particular to the general, the personal to the universal.


\ Artworks

Between light and seeing

2018 \ Acrylic on board \ 60 x 75cm


2020 \ Acrylic on board \ 60 x 75cm

Just So

2020 \ Mixed media on board \ 61 x 66cm


2018 \ Acrylic on board \ 60 x 75cm


Out of the night

2013 \ Mixed media on board \ 50 x 50cm


2020 \ Acrylic on canvas on board \ 120 x 120cm

Untitled III

2018 \ Gouache on paper \ 15 x 20cm


Untitled IX

2018 \ Gouache on paper \ 15 x 15cm

Untitled V

2018 \ Gouache on paper \ 15 x 20cm


Untitled X

2018 \ Gouache on paper \ 15 x 15cm


\ Exhibitions featuring Renata Pari-Lewis

Renata Pari-Lewis


24 November — 5 December 2020

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12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
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