Renda Writer is a man who believes in following his passions. Born in New York, and based in Miami, he draws influence from all of his life experiences and continues to soak up all that life has to offer every new day. Whether it’s with art, poetry, or business, Renda is always working on a new project and always acutely tuned in for manifesting the outcomes and results that he desires. With an intimate understanding of The Law of Attraction, Renda enjoys every new day of navigating through the universe as a creator and as a grateful being. He enjoys collaborating with other motivated individuals, both through art and poetry collaborations and through business partnerships.
As an artist, Renda Writer stands firmly behind the central idea expressed in his artist statement, where he says, “My goal as an artist is to make my handwriting into visual art and to shed light on the general idea that handwriting can be seen as art, reminding viewers that the art is in what the words say, how they look, and how they’re written.” As a visual artist, Renda first started creating in 2010, after several years as a poet. He started by creating the “Handwritten” brand, which eventually blossomed into a virtual empire of “Handwritten” products. With his art, Renda likes to emphasize and gravitate toward concepts and themes of brevity, nature, inspiration, the struggle, the hustle, affirmations, and the concept of “She” as a pronoun that will never get old.
A “Handwritten Mural” draws on influences and inspiration from street art, graffiti, typography, public art, poetry, mantras, and pop-art-like repetition.
Of all the things that Renda does, this is currently his central focus, as it provides the most potential for travel and for growth, and for making an impact on a large scale with his art. He sees the “Handwritten Mural” projects as the best way to bring attention to all of his work on the whole and therefore is focusing intently on these murals as his main distinguishing characteristic as an artist. In order to direct more attention and energy toward the “Handwritten Mural” projects Renda Writer has created www.HandwrittenMurals.com and encourages potential mural clients to visit there for more information.
His experience in creating the “Handwritten Mural” genre began in October of 2014, when he started work on a project at N’Namdi Contemporary art, in the heart of the internationally popular Wynwood Arts District of Miami. He set out on the task of using only simple white paint marker to write a simple 2-sentence mantra over and over on the 30ft x 30ft exterior blue wall of the famed art gallery.
That mantra is “Love is a risk. Do it anyway.” and it was written approximately 500,000 times across the entire expanse of the wall, taking about 350 labor hours, over the course of 6 weeks. The mural was completed on December 3rd, 2014, just in time for Art Basel, which positioned Renda appropriately in front of throngs of international art fans and made him into one of the most widely talked about mural artists in Wynwood during the week of Art Basel, known as Miami Art Week. The talk on the streets was mirrored by an explosion of attention on social media too, as Renda’s mural was photographed, uploaded, tagged, and shared extensively on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, creating a viral phenomenon around the mural whose effects are still rippling outward today, as fans continue snapping pics of themselves in front of the mural and spreading them across the internet. Renda is now one of the most widely talked about artists in Wynwood, and in the greater Miami area.
Immediately following the completion of this mural, Renda seized the moment and capitalized on the swelling of art appreciation around Miami Beach for Art Basel by spending three consecutive nights completing his 2nd “Handwritten Mural” at The Whitelaw Hotel in Miami Beach. This mural covered the four columns on the hotel’s Collins Avenue front terrace as well as the walls of the first floor hallway.
Renda’s first two “Handwritten Mural Projects” were photo-documented by www.PhotographyByPaloma.com, a Miami-based photographer with an eye for the arts and a reputation for compelling images.
From there, Renda has gone on to complete over 100 Handwritten Murals, and has also started The World Peace Mural Tour.
WORLD PEACE MURAL TOUR
HANDWRITTEN BODY ART
Renda Writer created his own genre of “Handwritten Body Art” in November of 2014 and has now added it to his artistic repertoire and list of services. He is available for “Handwritten Body Art” bookings, which entails him coming to an event and writing all over a nude model. He fills the model’s entire body with his words, and with his signature “L7 Pattern” using various colored paint markers. His experience in this field includes doing Live “Handwritten Body Art” on a model at the annual “Art Undressed” event at the historic McCormick Place in Downtown Miami and also at the “Beards, Babes & Beats” event at LMNT in Midtown Miami. He also worked with Fort Lauderdale photographer Michael D. Colanero of Uncommon Stock as part of a collaborative project of Michael’s photos of Renda’s “Handwritten Body Art” models.
Please refer to the “Contact” section to book Renda Writer for a “Handwritten Body Art” at your next event.
In the tradition of continuing his “Handwritten” brand, Renda Writer created his own clothing line. The “Word Wear by Renda Writer” collection is a line of clothing that features Renda’s handwriting, as applied to fashion and style. The unisex brand currently features a line of T-shirts, but Renda has projections for the company that include soon adding dresses, hats, and ties to the product mix. So far, the T-shirts are a huge hit, and Renda has been filling orders and mailing shirts all over the United States, as well as selling them by the dozens at local South Florida events. More info can be found at www.WordWearByRendaWriter.com and www.Facebook.com/WordWearByRendaWriter
As a poet, Renda Writer has been writing, recording, and performing poetry since 2000. He got his start as a poet while living in New York City, working on the streets as a comedy club promoter. Standing on the Manhattan street corners, approaching hundreds of people a day, Renda felt inspired by the movement of the city and the energy of the people. The short conversations and interactions ignited a passion inside of him and he soon found himself jotting down ideas in notebooks while standing on the street corners, in between comedy promotion pitches during the day, and then reciting what he had written by night, at poetry landmark venues such as The Nu-Yorican Poets Café and The Bowery Poetry Club. From there, he went on to perform at the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem and was also featured at several poetry slams, open mic nights, and talent showcases throughout New York City.
In 2004, Renda moved from NYC to South Florida, and began hitting the performance circuit hard, performing at events all throughout Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. In 2007 he earned the distinction of being named the Delray Beach Grand Slam Champion and earned a spot on the city’s traveling slam poetry team, where he competed at the National Poetry Slam in Austin Texas.
As he began hosting his own events, this became another way for him to perform, and he soon became a bit of a local celebrity in South Florida, both for his poetry, and for his event hosting and producing.
Common themes in Renda’s poetry include movement, birds, positivity, The Law of Attraction, writing, goals, dreams, struggle, and just about anything else that moves Renda to write.
Renda’s recorded/produced poetry on Soundcloud: www.Soundcloud.com/Renda-Writer
Renda’s written poems on PoemHunter: www.PoemHunter.com/Renda-Writer
As an actor, Renda Writer got his start in 2007 when he starred in “Bulletfist,” a short film produced by Underlab Studios for the Miami 48 Hour Film Festival. He then went on to act in seven more films for the next seven years of the yearly film competition and also started working as an extra and as a featured extra for television shows such as “Magic City,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “The Glades,” and “South Beach Tow.” He has also done quite a bit of commercial work, acting in commercials for several local car dealerships, as well as commercials for popular brands such as Nike, Sprite, and Swisher.
A PDF of Renda Writer’s acting resume can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.