Steven Rendall

Like many of us, Steven Rendall is a collector of images: he gathers snapshots from daily life, around his home and in walking to and from the shops, tram stops, railway stations, the studio etc. Like many of us he uses a small digital camera, or, more often, a phone. In sifting through these snapshots, images of closed-circuit television screens (CCTV) accumulate. Many of Rendall’s paintings take these CCTV screens as their motif.

At times Rendall is implicated in the process of surveillance. He takes snapshots of CCTV screens, sometimes without permission, sometimes in collusion with the owners of the screens. His work registers the extent to which surveillance may control space and influence our behaviour.

Rendall’s paintings, separated into distinct, but overlapping scenes, echo the visual logic of the infinite that has come to define the frames and screens of this modern age. Paintings can relay the acute angles common to CCTV screens, showing us viewpoints that distort individuals and the spaces they inhabit. Cameras and screens press in on our existence, maybe they press too closely.

Steven Rendall was born in the UK in 1969. He moved to Melbourne in 2000 where he currently lives and works. He completed a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) at DeMontfort University in Leicester, undertook post-graduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools in London and is currently a PhD candidate at Monash University.

Rendall has staged numerous exhibitions in Australia and the UK. His work is in various collections in Australia and the UK including The Monash University Collection, Artbank, The City of Melbourne, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and St. Helier Hospital, London.

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Steven Rendall, Xevnoc, 2012, oil on panel, 61.5 x 46cm, 17328

Xevnoc, 2012
oil on panel
61.5 x 46cm
17328

Selected Stock

Steven Rendall
Heads float about me 3, 2016
oil on linen
25 x 30cm
17938

Steven Rendall
Screenwork/sampler, 2016
oil on linen
71 x 92cm
17953

Steven Rendall
Contain, 2016
oil on linen
92 x 92cm
17961

Steven Rendall
RENUOC PECER, 2016
oil on linen
30 x 40cm
17941

Steven Rendall
Excerpt (from CAMS 1-16), 2016
oil on linen
31 x 51cm
17951

Steven Rendall
Screen Work, 2015
oil on board
91.5 x 61cm
17386

Steven Rendall
Screen Work, 2015
oil on board
91.5 x 65.5cm
17387

Steven Rendall
Screen work, 2014
oil on linen
61 x 152cm
13785

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