Rainer Lagemann


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About The Artist

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. 

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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


2011
Coconut Grove Arts Festival, FL   
Gasparilla  Festival of the Art, FL 

2010
Art Beth-El, St. Petersburg 
Miami Beach Festival of the Arts 
-First prize in sculpture

2009
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

2008
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


2013:
Lobby of China Square Central Building, Singapore 

2012
The Lenox Hotel, Boston
Hotel Capri, Singapore
Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, TX
Hotel Monopole, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2011
Harvard University, Lobby of i-Lab Building, Boston, MA
Burst on Wheels & Art Deco Welcome Center Miami Beach,  Art Basel Miami

2010:
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



Gallery Show

2013
DTR Boston, Off the Wall: Rainer Lagemann & James Verbicky
Modern Art Gallery Sofia, Bulgaria

2012Etra Fine Art, Miami



Shown Artist


2013
LA Art Fair
Hongkong Affortable Art Fair
Dallas Art Show 
Toronto International Art Fair 

2012
Toronto International Art Fair 

2011
Miami International Art Fair 
Art Palm Beach 
Toronto International Art Fair 
Red Dot Miami 
Burst Art Fair, Miami Beach

2010
Art Palm Beach
Art Chicago
Art Hamptons 
Toronto International Art Fair
Red Dot Miami 

2009
Art Hamptons 
Toronto International Art Fair 
Red Dot Miami 


 

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013
Ode to Art, Singapore 
Ode to Art, Kuala Lumpur 
Rukaj Gallery, Toronto 

2011
Art Works Galleries Richmond VA

2010
Weam, Miami Beach FL 

2009
Art Works Galleries Richmond VA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
Punctum contra Punctum II, Georgian National Museum's National Gallery, Tbilisi 
Punctum contra Punctum II USA, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Ft. Meyers FL 

2011
Beck's Emerging Artist Exhibition, Miami 
Miami International University of Art & Design; Art Center SF: Through the Eyes of Love 

2010
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 

2009
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

2008
Art on Broadway Gallery, Redwood City CA 
Artisans Center of Virginia 
Juror: Mark Newport, MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art 
Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA 

2007
Berkeley Art Center 


Videos


"Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual" A Solo Exhibition of Rainer Lagemann at Ode to Art
Rainer Lagemann
Ode to Art Contemporary presents: "Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual" A Solo Exhibition of Rainer Lagemann on 18 May 2013. Watch the interesting interview of Rainer who uses hollow metal squares to sculpt the human form, creating works that elicit both strength and delicacy of the human body Director Jazz Chong also describes the artist's work in detail and how Rainer's sculptures inspires her. Video copyright belongs to Ode to Art Contemporary (All rights reserved)

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Rainer Lagemann
Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual

Rainer's fascination with the human body - its artistic expression and struggle - is the inspiration for his works. Rainer captures the human body in motion in his sculptures, depicting them in classic and eternal gestures and sentiments.
Various Artists
Figures of Speech

Fear, fury, agony, love and joy are all subconsciously conveyed through a chorus of postures, gestures, behavior and facial expressions all interdependent and coming together at once to create a silent orchestra of speech.