This Series comprises very large formats as well as very small and intimate works, in painting and drawing, monotype prints and even installation.
Deckchairs and other outdoor leisure furniture and architectural elements appear quite often in Renata’s photographic archive. The chairs, rather old yet still in use, struck her from the very beginning as a nostalgic element that knocks on the door of the collective memory. In this series the very large formats go un-stretched and hang very much like a photographic backdrops, becoming installations in the way they drag in the viewer. While the very small painting draw attention from the realm of intimacy, in an
one-to-one for private contemplation.
This series follow Renata’s intense period drawing almost exclusively, and it seems quite clear that there is a before and an after in her way of approaching painting (see Only Drawing Allowed). These paintings have a realistic approach towards the nature elements used in the composition, while furniture and architectural element acquired a symbolic status, appearing often untouched, unpainted, barely sketched, while surrounded by realistic monster-like vegetation, using at times inverted perspective in order to create the illusion of immersion