About

René Twigge’s art exemplifies the increasing importance of science and technology in artistic creation. Her digital art examines the visual potential of botanical forms during stages of growth and decay.
Twigge’s art is emblematic of a philosophical concept that enables the impression – in the merging of nature and new technologies in the realm of art – of a new ‘real botanical’.

The Australian based artist prefers to work in the still of the night in quiet surroundings, creating rich and vibrant art. A former fine arts student, she is fascinated by the untested potentials of the digital medium for artist mark making. Having studied traditional printmaking and cognizant of translating her digital creations into aesthetic physical items, she entrusts her work to a master printer for archival printing. Her work is sold only in limited editions and produced with archival materials. Since launching her art career in 2008 her work has been purchased by art collectors across the globe.

“I am inspired by the forms, textures and colours of plants during various stages of growth and deterioration as well as the visual and light effects created digitally for animated and 3D movies. The integration of these opposites, organic and digital, is a subject matter that I will continue to explore”
René Twigge – June 12, 2010

EXHIBITIONS
May 2015: ‘DEN FAIR’, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia
December 2014: ‘BOTANICAL SERIES’, Entrecôte, South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia
August 2013: ‘SYDNEY INDESIGN’, Group Exhibition, Corporate Culture, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
March 2012 : ‘WITH MEANING’, Group Exhibition, New Castle Art Space, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
July 2011 : ‘DECORATION AND DESIGN’, Group Exhibition, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
June 2011 : ‘RAINBOW SAVANNAH’, Group Exhibition, New Castle Art Space, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
March 2011 : ‘NEVER BEFORE’, Group Exhibition, Haas Design Collective, Cape Town, South Africa
February 2011 : ‘DESIGN INDABA’, Solo Exhibition, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
November 2010 : ‘CASA LABIA IN BLOOM’, Group Exhibition, Casa Labia, Muizenberg, South Africa
September 2010 : ‘HEEMS’ , Group Exhibition, Kruisrivier Farm, Klein Karoo, South Africa
July 2009: ‘MEMBERS SHOW’, Group Exhibtion, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
October 2008: ‘CAPE TOWN FLOWER SHOW’, Group Exhibition, Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West, South Africa

 

PRESS
December 2015: HOME DESIGN AUSTRALIA, ‘Snapshot for her’ Feature
July 2015: HOME DESIGN, ‘What’s Hot’ Feature
July 2015: GRAND DESIGN, ‘Trend Report’ Feature
June 2015: BELLE AUSTRALIA, Magazine, ‘Spy, Trends’ Feature
May 2015: HOME DESIGN AUSTRALIA, Magazine, ‘What’s Hot’ Feature
May 2015: THE DESIGN FILES, ‘Australian Homes’ Feature
February 2015: HOME DESIGN AUSTRALIA, Annual Collectors Edition, ‘What’s Hot’ Feature
January 2015: EST MAGAZINE, ‘Prahran Townhouse’ Feature
October 2014: AUSTRALIAN HOUSE AND GARDEN, ‘H&G House’ Feature
2014: SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA, Television show – artworks featured in Greenwich Home, Sydney
2014: TAUBMANS PAINTS, Australia, Television Commercial and Colour Forecast
September 2014: PLASTCON (SA), 2015 Colour Forecast
April 2013: GARDEN AND HOME (SA), Featured Artist Interview
November 2012: CONDE NAST HOUS AND GARDEN (SA), ‘Trends’ feature
September 2012: CONDE NAST HOUS AND GARDEN (SA), ‘Discoveries’ feature
September 2011: HOUSE AND LEISURE (SA), ‘Floral Inspiration’ feature
August 2011: SUNDAY TIMES HOME (SA), ‘Digital Floral in Fashion’ feature
May 2011: HOUSE AND LEISURE (SA), ‘Best on show, Design Indaba’ feature

 

COLLABORATIONS
2011 ‘Fine Art Collection’ wine labels for Druk My Niet Boutique Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa

 

SELECTED CLIENTS
AUSTRALIA: Hermon and Hermon, CULT, Zouk Living, Flack Studio, Doherty Design, Shaynna Blaze, Adele Bates Design, Hunt & Design, Progeny Design, Smart Design, Haisley Morrison Interiors
SINGAPORE: Edit Lifestyle, Hauskandar
SOUTH AFRICA:  Haas Design Collective, Cecil and Boyd, Craig Kaplan, Okha Interiors