Adele Renault (1988) is a painter, who does realistic portraits of
overlooked subject matter, working in scale from intimate canvasses to
wall-sized murals.In 2009 Renault initiated her collaboration with artist Niels Shoe
Meulman. They now travel the world together, creating large scale
murals, where she adds a host of site-specific birds and animals to his
iconic word-images. Together the duo also run Unruly Gallery in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where they are based.
Renault is fascinated by the inconspicuous beauty of every day objects
and subjects. She observes closely those and that not considered worthy
of a second look. She paints portraits of faces, the elderly, the
homeless and pigeons in a realistic style. Her subjects are pictured as
photographed, yet are then isolated from their context, enlarged and
flooded in sunlight. She captures moments and expressions full of
stories and meaning. Suddenly a scruffy pigeon and a woman in the last
days of her life emanate a quiet grace and irresistible force of life.
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