rainer lagemann

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Born in Düsseldorf, Germany on September 14th, 1959, Rainer Lagemann studied in Abitur Albert Einstein Gymnasium from 1965 - 1978. Following this, he enrolled in the University of FH Detmold (1983 - 1987) where he studied Interior architecture and got a sense of himself - learned a lot about design, furniture, architecture and art.

It was only in 2005 when Lagemann started welding and found his true passion and special talent for it. Concentrating on the human body in a modern interpretation of the classic art of sculpture, Rainer is fascinated by the human body and the classic theme of artistic expression and struggle that has been depicted in all shapes, materials and mediums since the existence of mankind. Rainer's sculptures capture the human body in motion--a freeze frame of classic, timeless gestures and emotions that are both ethereal and concrete. The forms he creates are how one would imagine the grace of a Nureyev or Baryshnikov in mid-flight.

Rainer uses hollow metal squares to sculpt the human form, creating works that elicit both the strength and delicacy of the body. Each square represents the trials and tribulations of life, the four corners symbolizing the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual dimension of human beings that form the framework of the spirit and the image of the body. The hollow squares strip away distractions, leaving a powerful vision and exploration of the human body, adding an element of tangible levity and intangible abstraction. With all of Rainer's sculptures there is a secondary layer of beauty, abstraction and mystery. When darkness falls and the lights come on, the exquisite shadows of form, squares, body and spirit cast themselves upon the walls creating a second sculpture of light and shadow.

Invited Artist At, and Awards

Coconut Grove Arts Festival, FL
Gasparilla Festival of the Art, FL

Art Beth-El, St. Petersburg
Miami Beach Festival of the Arts
-First prize in sculpture

Bonita Springs Arts Festival, FL
- Award of Distinction
Art Festival Beth-El, FL
-Award of Distinction
Boca Raton Museum of Art Festival, FL
Bonita Springs Arts Festival, FL 3.2009
-Award of Distinction
Art City Austin

Art City Austin
Park City Kimball Arts Festival 8.2008 Tiburon Arts Festival
juried by:
Alison Gass.Assistant Curator, Art and Painting, SF MOMA
Phillip E. Linhares, Chief Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of CaliforniaSausalito Art Festival

Public Installations

Lobby of China Square Central Building, Singapore

The Lenox Hotel, Boston
Hotel Capri, Singapore
Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, TX
Hotel Monopole, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Harvard University, Lobby of i-Lab Building, Boston, MA
Burst on Wheels & Art Deco Welcome Center Miami Beach, Art Basel Miami

Lobby of One Burlington Woods Drive, Burlington, MA 01803

Permanent Collections

Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas TX
iLab, Harvard University, Boston
Hotel Capri, Singapore
Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Kreeger Museum, Washington DC
Baker Museum, Naples FL
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Meyers FL

Gallery Show

DTR Boston, Off the Wall: Rainer Lagemann & James Verbicky
Modern Art Gallery Sofia, Bulgaria

2012Etra Fine Art, Miami

Shown Artist

Shown artist at Scope Miami

LA Art Fair
Hongkong Affortable Art Fair
Dallas Art Show
Toronto International Art Fair

Toronto International Art Fair

Miami International Art Fair
Art Palm Beach
Toronto International Art Fair
Red Dot Miami
Burst Art Fair, Miami Beach

Art Palm Beach
Art Chicago
Art Hamptons
Toronto International Art Fair
Red Dot Miami

Art Hamptons
Toronto International Art Fair
Red Dot Miami

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Ode to Art, Singapore
Ode to Art, Kuala Lumpur
Rukaj Gallery, Toronto

Art Works Galleries Richmond VA

Weam, Miami Beach FL

Art Works Galleries Richmond VA

Selected Group Exhibitions

Punctum contra Punctum II, Georgian National Museum's National Gallery, Tbilisi
Punctum contra Punctum II USA, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Ft. Meyers FL

Beck's Emerging Artist Exhibition, Miami
Miami International University of Art & Design; Art Center SF: Through the Eyes of Love

Red Bull Art of can, South Beach,
Florida Contemporary 2010, Naples Museum of Art, Naples FL
Dayton Visual Arts Center, OH; Future Structure: Andrew Au & Rainer Lagemann
The von Liebig Art Center, FL; National Art Encounter 2010
Miami International University of Art & Design; Art Center / FL: Through the Eyes of Love
Miami's Independent Thinkers Art Basel Satellite Fair
MIA I Mi Cielo 2010

Arlington Public Library, VA
ArtUndressed Miami, FL
Broward Art Guild, Art Expressions Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
2nd Place, juror: George Gadson
Heat @ Art Expressions, Fort Lauderdale
Oxenberg Fine Art, Miami FL

Art on Broadway Gallery, Redwood City CA
Artisans Center of Virginia
Juror: Mark Newport, MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA

Berkeley Art Center

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Stainless steel and powder coated sculpture - Original edition of 9ex + 2AP

28" x 18" x 8" (71cm x 45cm x 20cm) available
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So Cute Leighton

Stainless steel and powder coated sculpture - Original edition of 9ex + 2AP

39" x 19" x 6" (99cm x 48cm x 15cm) available


Zoom Yoga 1

Yoga 1

Stainless steel and powder coated sculpture - Original edition of 3ex + 2AP

24" x 16" x 4" (60cm x 41cm x 11cm) available


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H2H 2"

Hand welded stainless steel and powder coated sculpture mounted on black granit base - One of a kind original artwork

56" x 48" x 24" (142cm x 122cm x 61cm) on request 42" x 36" x 18" (106cm x 91cm x 46cm) available 29" x 23" x 13" (73cm x 58cm x 33cm) on request

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