Renata Kevi is a Lithuanian artist and designer, living and working in Rome.
Renata studied art, industrial and furniture design privately and at such premier institutions as Vilnius College of Design and Construction, Vilnius Academy of Arts and, most recently, at European Design Institute (IED, Rome).
Renata successfully participated and won prizes at exhibitions in Lithuania and Latvia. One of her latest exhibitions, Ocean’s Dreams, at AQUART Gallery in Rome closed in November 2011. The exhibition featured Renata’s latest paintings exploring imaginary themes of so little-known, yet overexploited oceanic world. The oil paintings draw us into a fantasy world, while positively stimulating our aesthetic appreciation for rich detail, asymmetry, light-depth juxtaposition, diverse artistic techniques, fantastic forms of marine life, and florid compositions of underwater world. Some of the artwork has already been sold and ended up at homes of some Italian politicians and celebrities. A part of the collection was displayed at the exhibition in Acuto, a medieval town in Italy. Next exhibition will take place in Sciacca, Sicily, Italy.
Renata’s art is heavily influenced by Italian naturalism tradition, with virtuosity in Baroque-like colour and light play, ornate organic detail, and grandiose and virtually musical composition. Early on Renata displayed a keen interest in Japanese ink painting. Renata's latest artistic experiments involve intricate Japanese sumi-e art inspired oil paintings on black canvas. Her fantastic artistic expressions show her awareness of current environmental issues facing oceanic and marine life and world, especially fish and corals.
The collection of 24 paintings has been published in a book: 'Renata Kevi - Ocean's Dreams - 2011