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Rene Gorecki is a high level Georgian artist working in highly detailed CG realism. Rene has a very cheerful and positive presence on social media. Rene’s high level cg work is often compared to fellow Georgian artist Irakli Nadar, in fact both of them both live in Tbilisi and are even friends! Wow! Talk about a coincidence.
Rene’s works have a silky realism that is so popular in CG digital art these days and is often accused of photobashing because of the high levels of realism achieved. (You’ll notice this is a recurring theme throughout this issue).
Rene’s work is fast evolving and as the years go one I think we can expect the work to mature and start to reach thrilling new highs and create fresh and new ideas. Judging by both Irakli’s and Rene’s success, It’s a great day in age to be a CG artist in Tbilisi Georgia, as long as you are prepared to outsource/freelance. Not a whole lot is known about Rene other than the lovely beauties he shares with the world so we were excited to learn about them.
Urban-Muse.com: You’re an artist living in Tbilisi Georgia, what can you tell us about being an artist in Georgia. Many people might incorrectly assume that Georgia is only a state in the South Eastern side of the United States.
Rene Gorecki: Georgia is a beautiful country to the east of the Black Sea,
and should not be confused for the US state, Georgia.
Being an artist here is not easy, if you consider lack of commissions and proper jobs from Georgia, for digital artists, so you have to rely on outsource.
Urban-Muse.com: What are your tools of the Trade? What is your artistic process like?
Rene Gorecki: For portrait painting and stylized art, my tools of trade include Photoshop, mainly, as well
as Lightroom for color correction sometimes. Sometimes I also use ZBrush and 3DS Max for personal projects.
Urban-Muse.com: What would be your advice to an artist who wants to improve their art, maybe even be as good as you one day?
Rene Gorecki: I am a very envious person, in some cases, and I was always envious of awesome artists in a good way, trying to imitate what I liked about their art, and gradually forming what became my own. For starting artists,
my advice would be to participate in as many contests as possible, because it teaches you to finish your art pieces in provided time constraints, and to finish it better than it would be done without them. You should first and foremost paint what you want to paint, but you still should paint what you don’t like too, so that you can visualize as many things as you can for art pieces you might need, and dont be afraid to use reference. Also don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles.
For example, I very much enjoy painting in my current style, but that could change and I will find something new and different for myself that
would bring me more joy. There are of course cases of artistic blocks, and I found that to overcome them you should continue drawing, whatever the outcome. If I couldn’t force myself to draw at this point, I’ve had friends who would always support me and in some cases would force me to, I’m not even joking.
Urban-Muse.com: Irakli Nadar, you two seem to be good friends. What is the nature of your relationship? You both live in Tbilisi, do you see each other often? How did you meet?
Rene Gorecki: I met with Nadar in a company for which he used to work and to which I applied. He showed me one of his paintings, which was done on an amazing level and I didn’t believe it was 100% drawing, at first.
Then I added him on Facebook, asked him about his techniques and how he got to that point in painting (I was not that bad, but I was struggling with finishing my works back then).
He explained his proccess, we met a couple of times on several game events and we keep in touch through facebook.
I have nothing but respect for him, and I am amazed by each one of his new works and that keeps me motivated to “git gud.”
Urban-Muse.com: Pertaining to Irakli Nadar, both of your art resembles each other. How did this happen? Luckily Irakli also agreed to be profiled in this issue so we’ll hear from him as well.
Rene Gorecki: I have always wanted to create stylized paintings,
but I kept to academic realism. Nadar’s works showed me how these two could be fused to create a result which I loved. So thats is why I draw in a similar style for now.
Urban-Muse.com: Who are your favorite artists? Contemporary and Classical?
Rene Gorecki: I look up to many artists but to name a few who truly inspired me I would say Nesskain, Crow God, Sakimi Chan, Mike Azevedo, Krenz Cushart, Samuel Youn, Guangjian Huang, Ruan Jia, Even Amundsen, Verehin, Theo Prins, and Loish.
Regarding classical painters, I’d say Rembrandt, Francisco Goya, Michelangelo, Valentin Serov, and oldschool Russian painters, again just to name a few.
Urban-Muse.com: What are your plans for the future?
Rene Gorecki: I currently have several things planned in my life, and if those succeed (They should!), in about one year, I’d like to create my own Youtube channel. Majority of the content would be traditional art, which I have in a way abandoned in favour of digital art. I hope this channel will give me motivation to draw traditional stuff more often, and if this channel will motivate or/and teach artists who just started, this would be amazing.
Urban-Muse.com: Thankyou so much for taking the time to talk to Urban-Muse and it’s readers!
Rene Gorecki: Thank you very much for having me! I am very honoured and thankful for this opportunity, and I wish Urban Muse the best of luck and success!
You can follow Rene’s work here: