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Today we’d like to introduce you to Ren.

Ren, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
If you are talking about my personal story, I have lived in the same house all of my 20 years of age. I have no family or mentors within the area of art, so my life has been a journey of collecting – visuals, music, people, and experiences. I have often found myself alone in my art, but this isolation has allowed me to further define my perspective through emotive qualities.

Looking back, it seems as though it was a fluke that I just fell upon art – or rather that it fell upon me; but I am forever grateful for the experiences it has brought me. I wouldn’t be myself without it.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I experiment quite often with what I create, though I am drawn to the timelessness of the human form. It is a vessel anyone can relate to and it speaks of a vulnerability many people avoid.

Recently, I have been photographing more often than anything else (I also paint, draw, and do a bit of 3D work when the opportunity arises); my subject matter being people who inspire me in one way or another. I find myself adapting my experiences and desires through theirs; creating a collaborative experience that helps emerge stories from the shadows.

I enjoy presenting a quality in my work that allows the viewer to finish the story I prepare. It tends to lean towards an objective, but without a finite conclusion.

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
I think life as an artist can be stressful, but I think it always has been. The main priority in creation is dealing with emotions, and often in the wider culture I have seen, people tend to avoid their emotions and focus on fitting in. There isn’t much fitting in within artistry.

Recently, I couldn’t say. I do know that art programs are being stripped away from government funding – which makes it more difficult for teachers and students to find a way of expression. I think support is one of the most important things someone can have; artistically or otherwise. It allows one to embrace iniquities rather than fearing them.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I have a portfolio on Instagram. Right now, this is all I have to my name.

Contact Info:

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  • Instagram: laurenisamagicunicorn

Image Credit:
Syd Harris, Aja Seabron, Justin Rivera, Melea von Tresckow, Bret Bistowski, Hayley Worthington, Chase Manriki, Sierra Tsementzis, Eli Holder

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