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My Story: My Triumphs // My Goals // My Dreams // My Why
Yes - it’s my goal to prove that human's body can change more aesthetic and more youthful while growing older...

I'm Rene Kari, an artist (a painter) - known by many as an artist and a work of art in one.

One night, about 39 years ago I made the decision to become an artist. To make sure I would go through with it, I made a bet with my friend. It took three years to win the bet. At around the same time I made another decision that also found assertion in a bet: that by the age of 57 I will have shaped my body to look like an antique sculpture...my body will have sculpted into a piece of art, resembling antique ideals of beauty - an imaginary Achilles, not Heracles, since in my opinion true beauty is expressed in slim muscularity and the harmony of normal bodily proportions. To achieve this goal I set up a motto "A BETTER BODY WITH EVERY PASSING YEAR". And today, at the age of 63, I can declare, that thanks to my commitment and decades of devotion, I am in the best shape of my life. My body is more attractive, stronger and healthier than ever before! And I am sure, that after some years when I will be 65, my body will look much better than today (perhaps even at 70) - more aesthetic and youthful, since there is no doubt that my motto "a better body with every passing year", which has followed me almost 40 years is still with me and will stay with me for years to come.
It means, that the essence of my project is LIFELONG YOUTHFUL AESTHETIC LOOKS, "ageless" body through ages – not only in the context of keeping a stable shape but in a constant improvement of this shape – year by year, despite ageing. *

In my youth I was just an undistinguished guy...and now, 40 years later there are fans and admirers of me everywhere around the world! Yes - I have become a living example for aspirations to remain youthful - an inspiring model for others to follow.
Yes - it has become like a MISSION for me to prove that it's really possible to extend youth and avoid aging...
Yes - I will show to the whole world what kind of a MIRACLE a MAN can do with his/her look!


IT ISN'T A SPORT FOR ME - IT'S MY ART PROJECT

It was my exhibition "Miami Beach" (Gallery Viviann Napp, Tallinn, Augtst 05 - 18. 2004) where in addition to my body-conscious, erotically charged surrealistic paintings (erotic landscapes) I also presented photos of my body as a sculpture in progress - declaring myself to be a sculptor, whose work to be sculpted is my own body and whose material to be sculpted my own flesh. This exhibition meant turning my life-long dedication of shaping my body into a presentable art project.
It appears that although I myself have been destined to shape the male body, I feel the PERFECTION OF BEAUTY IS STILL EMBODIED IN FEMALE BODY SHAPES. And this ethereal utmost beauty is what I try to reproduce in my paintings.

* At http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/RENE_KARI/more.php?section=progre... is exposed on photos the development of my body through 49 YEARS - from 1964 to 2013.
My website www.renekari.com (about The Secret of an Ageless Body) is under the reconstruction right now.

' I am the author of the color standard of Estonian tricolor (blue-black-white).
' One of my paintings is exposed in the residence of the Estonian President.
' One of my paintings belongs to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso.
' One of my paintings belongs to The President of International Federation of Body Building and Fitness Dr. Rafael Santonja.
More About My Life Story and What Made Me ME
I train myself - am looking for sponsors (for my art project, for my exhibition "Miami Beach" at New York).
My Transformation Experiences: (start point / obstacles / milestones / triumphs)
Fitness isn’t a Sports – Fitness is an Art Project

“René Kari – an artist and a work of art in one”, “Painter as an antique sculpture”, “Look everyone – René Kari’s new coming through his body”, “The man who made himself into a work of art – René Kari”, “René Kari wishes to form himself into an antique sculpture”, “René Kari poses as a living sculpture” – all these are newspaper headlines of reviews of my exhibition “Miami Beach” (Gallery Viviann Napp. Tallinn. 05.-18.08.2004).
This was an exhibition where in addition to a retrospective selection of my paintings I also presented photos of my body as a sculpture in progress – declaring myself to be a sculptor, whose work to be sculpted is my own body and whose material to be sculpted my own flesh.
“I would shape my body into a work of art, inspired by the ideals of physical beauty! I would shape my body to look like an antique sculpture – and I would do this in time for my 57th birthday!” This is what I decided 33 years ago. To make sure I would go through with it, I made a bet with my friend.
What was the reason for such kind of decision? As an artist, I am inspired by craving for beauty. It appears that although I myself have been destined to shape the male body, I feel the perfection of beauty is embodied in female body shapes. And this ethereal utmost beauty is what I am trying to reproduce in my paintings. It means that it is not only my wish but also my professional need to experience visual delights, to enjoy the beauty of female body, perceive its closeness. Because of that I was driven to set a goal based on the notion that if you are dreaming about being surrounded by beauty – being at the same time particular about the appearance of the people around you – then you yourself cannot be unattractive, you can’t be like a “monster” among beauties (“Beauty and Monster” is an unfair, illogical combination), but must try to make your appearance more aesthetic. It means that this decision influencing all my following life was based on aestheticism. It was an ethical decision dictated by my aestheticism.
So my goal was not an athletic accomplishment. In other words I am not a bodybuilder who “builds” his body, but rather an artist, who sculpts his body with the goal of turning it into a work of art. And so too, my ideal was not to mirror Hercule's harmony in a massive form, but my ideal vision of Achilles, since in my opinion ultimate beauty is expressed in slim muscularity and the harmony of normal bodily proportions.
My exhibition “Miami Beach”, where I paired up my body-conscious, erotically charged surrealistic paintings (erotic landscapes) and photos of my body as a work of art forming a single unit linked by the same aesthetics, by the same logic of form and line, meant turning my life-long effort of shaping my body into a presentable art project. Perhaps this could be the longest enduring art project in history – an art event lasting through one’s life.
The presentation in Tallinn should therefore be considered an introduction to further stages and also as a record, a moment within this constantly evolving process, since the ultimate presentation of the sculpture as a finished work of art will not take place until the year 2007 in New York.
The year 2007 is here. I am 57 and I can declare that thanks to my commitment and decades of devotion, I am in the best shape of my life. My body is more attractive, stronger and healthier than ever before! And I am sure that I can say the same at 60 years of age, perhaps even at 70. – The opportunities of improving one’s appearance do not diminish that rapidly! – My decision “a better body with every passing year” still works as a proof that it is possible to avoid an aging appearance!
So it is now evident that it is possible to postpone the presentation of the completed “sculpture”, i.e. the year of looking my very best, from planned 57 to a notably later age.
It means that exhibition “Miami Beach” in New York has been postponed. Most likely the presentation will take place in the year 2010, in the 60th year since my birth. Until that time you can see my “body’s history” and my paintings at www.renekari.com

Conclusion:
Intentionally trained human body, modeled into beautiful shape – especially the fabulous, well shaped curvaceous female body – is a true creation of art. It is a masterpiece of art and the author of such a wonderful creation can only be an artist.

Fitness creates beauty. Fitness is a creative process.
Fitness isn’t a Sports – Fitness is an Art Project!

This holds true about me as a professional artist as well as all other people keen on fitness.

René Kari – an artist and a work of art in one.
Tallinn, November 2007
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A better body with every passing year
In becoming the ME i desire to be, I Dare myself to master my empowerment in the following ways AND here is why:
A really superb result - the body as a work of art - is only possible as an interaction of a beautiful body*, perfect flesh** and proper complexion***. The impression based on this trinity forms the basis for overall aesthetic looks. The effect arising from this interaction is the very symbol of an ageless body and simultaneously a precondition for extending one's youth.
* A beautiful body - one with purposefully, tastefully modelled (worked out) muscles, the aesthetics of which is best way expressed through the harmony of an average-sized body.
** Perfect flesh - it is the privilege of a beautiful body.
*** The right complexion is a most essential nuance, the final touch in developing a beautiful body into a work of art. The right complexion is a real, natural sun-tan - not a fake one, achieved in a solarium and the artificial toning-etching of the body (how could you compare an artificial flower to a living one!).
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The secret to an ageless body is hidden in the premeditated choices you make, since APPEARANCE IS A MATTER OF CHOICE.
When you choose a good-looking appearance - you get good health as a bonus! When you preserve your appearance - you also preserve your health.
A GOOD-LOOKING BODY = GOOD HEALTH. That is the rule.
When your body is beautiful and healthy - it means you are young. When you maintain a good-looking body and health - you will remain youthful. You remain young in body - and you will be young at heart as well!
A SOUND MIND IN A SOUND BODY = A YOUNG MIND IN A YOUNG BODY. - And all this regardless of your age! This is the rule.
Exercising is preventive maintenance, it is like an anti-aging vaccine and therefore the only real means for stopping the effects of time.
I Feel Passionate About:
I'm 61...I LIKE IT!
Type of People I want to Associate With // Learn From and Why:
I'm a freelance artist (a painter)
This is what Stops ME from Achieving What I want to Achieve:
to inspire people to be bodyproud
Lesson That Changed My Life / People who Inspire(d) ME
www.renekari.com
My Message to You (and all those who relate to ME and my Story)
I'm proud of my age - today and tomorrow...
Referred by:
I learned about this site from FAME
Web Presence / Awards / Recognition / Self-Plugs:
Just as wine gets better with age, a person's body can also become better looking with the passing of time!
- It's my goal to prove this...
Now I'm just 63
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Just as wine gets better with age, a person's body can also become better looking with the passing of time!

 

Rene Kari, Wonderland, 2008, oil on board, 122 x 100cm

The Reality Show behind my window!!! November, 27. Spring and sunshine - can't wait you!!!

WELCOME TO ESTONIA...WELCOME TO TALLINN! More pictures: www.myspace.com/renekari

Rene Kari's Blog

Here is a story for these photos...

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The President of International Federation of Body Building and Fitness Dr. Rafael Santonja and me with my painting "CODE" which from now on belongs to Mr. Santonja.
The painting is a present of the Estonian Union of Body Building and Fitness to the president of IFBB.
The President of IFBB is making acquaintance with my Progress Pictures - "a better body with every passing year".
(Estonia, Tallinn, November 21. 2011)

The story for my photos "The President and me..."

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 1:25pm 0 Comments

Take a look - there are photos "The President of the Estonian Republic Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves and me with my painting "Blue, Black and White"".

 
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Hi people - living in MIAMI and LAS VEGAS!

Posted on October 17, 2010 at 6:45pm 0 Comments

At Nov. 06 I will be 60 ) :) - and at Nov 11-14 I will make my first competition - at Las Vegas!Before it I spend 20 days in Miami - taking the sun at Miami Beach ) :) It would be a pleasure to meet you there!

Yes, there will be also casting for Apollo Male Model Magazine’s

cover model Spring/Summer issue of 2011 at MIAMI. I got an

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OVER 40 AMATEUR OF THE WEEK

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Look at: http://www.bodybuilders.com/over40.htm



Unfortunately they used wrong photos. While my device is "a better body with every passing year", they would have to show my last photos, because now, being 59 I look better. - There I'm younger at those photos (58, 56, 57, 55). Check out my photos where I'm 59 - and you are agree with me :)…



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Exclusive Interview with Rene Kari on THE PERFORMANCE NETWORK.

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Rene Kari - Mr World Physique 2009, An Artist and Work of Art in One!
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At 9:41am on May 1, 2011, Nina Nish said…
Your a true inspiration Rene.
At 1:15pm on March 19, 2011, Mindy Blackstien: Crowd Leader said…
Thanks, Rene!  I really appreciate your comment and birthday wishes.  I had a great day.  Here's to a fantastic 2011 for you as well!
At 12:00pm on December 24, 2010, Phil Walker said…

you too Rene. Im so looking forward to 2011,its gonna go with a bang!

 

Happy Christmas

At 10:29am on December 14, 2010, Sol said…

*** I loved seeing you featured on the homepage! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and that you always keep strong and beautiful ! *** kisses *** Sol*

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*** For You ! *** kiss ** Sol*
At 10:18am on April 8, 2010, Camille S. Aluko said…
Thanks Rene,

Keep thinking of us, that will be good as well!!
At 9:55am on March 23, 2010, Camille S. Aluko said…
That's what I was thinking as well, never say never!!
At 9:23pm on March 22, 2010, Camille S. Aluko said…
No problem, you say you cannot travel, however I would surely like you to come to my FAME Chicago Aug. 14 event, I think you would bring great energy!!
At 3:01pm on March 22, 2010, Camille S. Aluko said…
Beautiful story, beautiful body!!
At 11:20pm on February 24, 2010, Angel Alberto Garcia said…
You look great. Have a nice day....
 
 
 

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