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Renata Janiszewska paints on an electronic canvas, and she is  a Techspressionist artist. Techspressionism introduces a new art historical term to describe fine artists using digital technology to convey subjective, emotional content. Her work uses both digital and analog elements to articulate themes of chance, ecology, shamanism, bio-degradation, and feminism. Her vocabulary of metamorphizing forms, textures, colours and paradoxical spaces suggests how the organic human, art history, and the machine realm of technology combine to create a new form. In her animations she marries disparate elements both to each other and to an original musical score of her own.


Janiszewska lives in Lion's Head, Canada.

For artists, new media can create two things. The first is a novel set of tools to represent established visual ideas; the shiny new oil paints of the Renaissance led to shiny new renditions of the Baptism of the Virgin. The second is the realization that new materials create new art forms, which both annihilate and embrace the old ones. Picasso fractured the constructed object-in-space of the Renaissance, thanks to the museums. Now, not lapis lazuli in linseed oil, but light, not found objects, but found digital configurations. The unfolding of art through time is both metaphorical and simply concrete. A work of digital art starts at 0:01 and finishes at 1:22 and we can prove it. Can the matter of art be created and destroyed? My work is an ongoing meditation on the shape of this question. My vocabulary of metamorphizing forms, textures, colors and paradoxical spaces may suggest some soaring metaphysical intelligence, or a small moment on an ancient forest floor where the heroine is getting her nails very dirty digging into a story. I create my own soundtracks, and animate my own images. Forms, sounds and time appear as a single organism to the viewer, but appearances are deceptive. They are a result of my method - "Disegno" as they used to call it.

Techspressionist Salon #21 - Renata Janiszewska - July 06, 2021

Renata Janiszewska interviewed by Michael Pierre Price - October 13, 2021

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