Five questions to René Tromborg

Five questions to René Tromborg

René Tromborg (1972) is a danish geometric artist, living and working out of Copenhagen, Denmark. After a career as a songwriter/ musicproducer he took up painting in 2019 and haven’t looked back since.Tell us your story, why did you become an artist?

Creativity has from a young age been a big part of my life.  I drew a lot in my childhood and in my early teens in I fell in love with graffiti and Hip Hop. After many years as a music producer in both Denmark and New York, I changed my creative path in 2019 and intensified my focus on visual arts doing paintings on canvas.

When you create a new work, how do you go about it? What comes first?

Each of my works often takes weeks for me to create in order to get the unique look and finish I am aiming for.

I spend a lot of hours/days sketching, going back and forth playing with ideas. I like my compositions to have multiple perspectives, like a subtle optical illusion that is fascinating to observe.

When the composition feels right, I start working on the canvas, doing multiple layers painted in free hand.

I usually use my intuition when choosing colors. After careful consideration and testing I ensure that it aligns with the paintings overall expression and appearance.What can you tell us about your studio, what makes it special to you and how does it influence the way you work?

I prefer to work from my home studio as this optimises my workflow. I like to work in the daytime due to the light and enjoy listening to music from my record collection.

It is important to me to keep order in the studio so I can keep an easy overview of the paint and color selection that is needed for my work.Is there a work of art in your life that has especially impressed you?

It’s not a single piece of art, but a book that has had the biggest impact on my life - Subway Artby Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant. It was a total eyeopener as a young teenager being exposed to graffiti from the New York subways. Me and my friends spends hours and hours looking at the many pictures studying each page for details. It came out in 1984 so it was way before the internet, It was our only source of graffiti back then. The book was a game changer for me.

Reach to the stars: where will you be in 5 years?

I would like to upscale the size of my paintings in order to push myself. Also murals in bigger sizes could to fun to explore as I then would be able to use my experience from my graffiti background.

If the opportunity to work more international with galleries and art curators appear, I will definitely pursue that. I would also love to move and work from another country again. Photos by: Kenneth Møller

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