Born in Kuwait City, as a German with Indo-German-Estonian roots (her father being a german diplomat, her mother a Brahmin from Bengal and her grandmother an Estonian), the Artist grew up as a modern nomad – amongst other places in Algeria, India, Egypt and Germany.
From 2002 onwards she consequently worked on Fine Art and included several stays in India, where she stood under the patronage of the known artist Anjolie Ela Menon.
Fascinated by the arabian horse’s elegance and beauty, which she had observed so many times in the desert of Algeria, she concentrated on capturing its vibrant energy on her canvases. A little later she started painting women, in a very sensual and sensitive way, also including some psychedelic as well as traditional oriental details.
The backgrounds of her pictures are inspired by the place she created the painting in. The bright colors of Rajasthani cloth, a glimpse of snow on joyful german alps as well as a sandy sky over Cairo – all find their place on her canvases.
Passing her Master degree in Oriental Art and Archaeology, Renata includes archaic iconographies and traditional details from different cultures into her paintings. That may be asian ornaments or classical greek temple structures, slid into the detailed background for example. There is always a second, deeper lever lying behind the first, more obvious one.. waiting to be discovered.
Having exhibited in several countries such as Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India and the Uk, her paintings can be found in private as well as public collections.
The artist now lives and works in London and Munich.