After Camouflage: About landscape, LC Series, ongoing
This ongoing series of paintings dwell on certain aspects of landscape paintings explored by some painters from the German Romanticism such as Caspar David Friedrich. Tropical and exotic lands are depicted through the veil of the Romanticism, with centre European seasonal colours were superimposed to equatorial locations. Those paintings are incredibly spiritual and philosophical affairs, painted to afford the viewer a unique experience: those paintings were made for contemplation. Renata’s works from this series are offerings -and exercises- on the appreciation of beauty of a landscape that seems more suitable for hiding, or of a corner of a urban garden trapped behind the geometry of metal bars, the poetry of a tall tree presiding over a dump or an imposing modernist house in decay that makes us wonder about its more prosperous past… These are landscapes of memory, fragments. Renata seems to look back with a sense of loss and foreboding, all while rejoicing in the beauty of these locations, real or fabricated, inspired by screen shots from social media.
The oval and other irregular formats in most recent works had been chosen to emphasise this sense of the unrecoverable.