Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, REN Gallery is the area's leading contemporary gallery exhibiting pop, urban, and abstract art with a focus on art inspired by or made in the city of Los Angeles. REN Gallery is committed to building unique quality collections for our clientele while fostering the careers of artists based here in Los Angeles. After a decade of living in Downtown Los Angeles, curator Renee Warren features art that expresses this city's lifestyle, that is the art of urban culture represented in paintings, sculptures, assemblages, and photography in both established and emerging artists that meet our criteria of excellence in their art form.
The History of REN
The word REN has it's roots in ancient Japanese and Chinese language. Confucius used the word to describe the personal quality of doing something good for another, for the sake of humanity, for love, or of being benevolent to others. In Japanese is can be translated as Love, Humanity, or Lotus. I believe that ART is a core part of our experience of humanity. Aside from the obvious correlation to my name, Renee Warren, this gallery exists to connect with what I feel is a crucial part of our expression of our humanity, the arts.