Clients: Jivamukti Yoga Paris, WeTransfer, Stedelijk Museum, CitizenM, Koché, Ganni, Dazed Digital, IKEA, Rhizome, Paradiso, Nike, Adidas, MTV, Diplo, Goddess Temple, Change Is Good, GVB, Kessels Kramer, Donald Schneider Studio.

‘Swallowed by the Lotus’
Oils and digital paint on canvas
700 x 1000 mm
© 2020 Viola Renate
Platforms throughout the spell of desirable fluidity.

David G. Millhouse

Artist Viola Renate of Amsterdam hits zoom filter on digital layers of forestry in painting form. Each canvas equals out the material familiarity of hypno-tractive parameters, pixel-painterly in technique and symbiosis of the figurative. Abstractionism without the intention to distract towards attraction, rather the attraction consists of density in universal radiance. Her tolerance to engage with scale outside of pixel-dimension, and apply handmade gestures to canvas, undermines machine and software laws.

‘Swallowed by the Lotus’
Oils and digital paint on canvas
700 x 1000 mm
© 2020 Viola Renate

‘Since I moved from Paris back to Amsterdam a lot of personal creations came about, many of them infused with my resurfaced affinity for handywork.’states Viola.

A sub-dimension becomes apparent in her air altars, constructed of up cycled minerals, and transcend a message of compassionate autonomy. Outside of framed norms, her air altars sway to appear as 3D dangling graffiti.
  Another shape-shift Renate celebrates, attaches itself to her seriouslySoft Jewellery, an alternative to the glorification of diamonds and gold. Consequently, dematerialization as emancipation sets way her assemblages of spilled luxury.
  Viola Renate has the ability to tap into switch-boarding her hotline connotations of digital into analog.


Room for the fluid spirit of bloom. As relative parts build a new entire. Trans-physical post digital works.

S/HeArt 2020 — software / hardware / clean water everywhere
© 2020 Viola Renate

Multidisciplinary Artist Viola Renate engages in an electric play of expressing shapeless dimensions into hybrid forms. Digital pixel paint transcends into tactility colliding with oil paint on her canvases. In her hanging sculptures and space jewelry, she warps luxury objects as well as the contextual references in which they are experienced.
  By manipulating the parameters of software, intuitive shapes of fantasy hardware come into existence through contemporary craft. The reconnection with handwork, where the power literally lies in one’s own hands, is a symbol of her sovereignty.
  Viola Renate’s main artistic and personal dedication lies in the emancipation of limiting constructed realities. Continuously freeing the way for herself and the viewer to experience the eternal spark of spirit.

Viola Renate

For over a decade, Viola Renate has gained international recognition under the name Pinar&Viola, a creative duo formed with Pinar Demirdag. They have created a unique visual language and an immense body of work in sync with the latest image technologies.
  In the last few years, parallel to P&V, Viola has been inspired to investigate her solo artistic practice and is excited to now share her creations with the world!
Since her earliest memories, Artist Viola Renate has been in tune with the forces of nature and the more subtle energies present in the ‘in-between’ realities. This devotion to the earth and its elemental spirits is reflected in her solo work.

Selected Museum Exhibitions
Pinar&Viola 2009 — 2020:
Stedelijk Museum
Kesselskramer Gallery, Los Angeles
Gleichapel Gallery, Paris
z33 Hasselt, Belgium
Cobra Museum, Amstelveen
Sónar Festival, Istanbul
New Museum, New York

Viola Renate solo works. © 2020 All rights reserved.

Viola Renate solo works.
© 2020 All rights reserved.