Renard Harris – Jamaica

Renard Harris is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Kingston Jamaica. He specialises in printmaking but does not negate himself from exploring other mediums such as sculpture and painting. As a child he was always obsessed with the level of symmetry and mechanical artistry put into the construction of toy cars, and as such he began creating mocket sculptures of cars and trucks from cardboard. His prints usually embody a realistic approach to addressing the socio-cultural, racial and identity issues faced by black people. Most of his prints are done in intaglio and linocut styles of printing which he employs the use of strong vivid lines to articulate his ideas potently. His symmetric obsession grew with him as he is now known for producing large scale detailed sculptures from cardboard which are guided by the principles of line, shape, proportion and balance. He has recently completed his bachelor of fine arts in printmaking at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and performing Arts.