David Renka

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I came to Rome from the United States in the early 1970s to study the Italian method of bronze casting and through friends of friends and chance encounters I was introduced to the art medal. It didn't take me long to realize that a combination of visual, intellectual and literary elements made this so-called minor art unique as a means of expression. In order to learn the specific aesthetical and technical aspects involved in designing and executing models for medals and small low-relief work in general, I spent four years at a specialized school at the Italian Mint. Afterwards I worked freelance for both international organizations and private clients. I still work on commission but since the mid 1990s I have been increasingly involved in using what I learned at the mint to create a more personal style by combining traditional techniques, unusual materials and contemporary visual concepts. I currently reside in Rome, Italy where I alternate between the late 19th and the early 21st centuries according to my mood and the work at hand.

 

Contacts: 380 430 8819

open by appointment

Piera-terracotta 28x68,5 cm circa
AIAM Annual medal 1995
Gray Day at Villa Pamphilj-acrylic on canvas 70x50 cm
The Studio

Events at Rome Art Week

25 Oct 2021
David Renka

Free admission
Open Studio
Studio David Renka
via della Pisana 330 - Roma
26-31 Oct 2020 | 10:30-18:30
David Renka

Free admission
Open Studio
Studio David Renka
Via della Pisana, 330 - Roma
24-26 Oct 2019 | 16:00-20:00
David Renka

Free admission
Open Studio
Studio David Renka
via della Pisana 330 - Roma
24-27 Oct 2018 | 17:00-20:00
David Renka

Free admission
Open Studio
Studio David Renka
via della Pisana 330 - Roma
24 Oct 2018 | 17:30-19:00
David Renka- Daily Art / Daily Life
Talk with the artist, curated by Penelope Filacchione
Admission only by invitation
Project
Studio d'artista
Via della Pisana 330 - Roma
24 Oct 2018 | 19:00-20:30
David Renka- Daily Art / Daily Life , second appointment
Talk with the artist, curated by Penelope Filacchione
Admission only by invitation
Project
Studio d'artista
Via della Pisana 330 - Roma
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