Rainer Lagemann
Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, Rainer Lagemann has lived in San Francisco Bay Area since 1988. Today Lagemann resides in Miami, where he creates modern metal sculptures from small steel squares, welding them into modern interpretations of the human body or abstract variations of contemporary sculptures. Trained as an interior architect, Lagemann arrived to sculpture later in his life, but his unique treatment of material and subject matter earned him immediate international recognition. Rainer’s works have been exhibited around the world, including Canada, Singapore, Europe, and dozens of world-renowned art fairs, and are also part of prestigious private and corporate collections  
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Inside the Creative Space with Rainer Lagemann [Live, Recorded on June 11th, 2020]

Rainer Lagemann

"Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual" A Solo Exhibition of Rainer Lagemann at Ode to Art

Rainer Lagemann



Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual, 2013

Figures of Speech, 2011



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. 

Public Installations

Lyf Funan Hotel, Singapore

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Miami

Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC
Kirche der Evangelischen Kirchengemeinde Zarnekow, Germany
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Meyers FL
Baker Museum, Naples FL
Armory, Ocala FL

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



Hotel lyf Funan, Singapore

Lobby of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Miami FL : 7 Divers

Bel Air Fine Art, Le Yacht Club, Beirut
Scope New York
Gallery VAN DUN, HT Oisterwijk, Netherlands

Scope Miami, FL
The Brain Project - Toronto, Canada

Naples Art Association: Call up the Figure
Arts Council of Martin County, FL
Art Expo Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Coral Springs Museum of Art
Annual Ocala Outdoor Exhibition, Tuscawilla Park Ocala, FL

Figge Conservatory, The Baker Museum, Naples FL
Annual Ocala Outdoor Exhibition, Tuscawilla Park Ocala, FL
DTR Modern Galleries, Washington DC and Boston MA

Ode to Art, Singapore 
Ode to Art, Kuala Lumpur 
Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Punctum contra Punctum II, Georgian National Museum's National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
Punctum contra Punctum II USA, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Ft. Meyers FL 
Modern Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
DTR Modern Galleries, Boston MA

Toronto International Art Fair 

Figures of Speech, Ode To Art, Singapore
Art Works Galleries Richmond VA
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 
Weam, Miami Beach FL 

Art Works Galleries Richmond VA
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 Hamptons 
Red Dot Miami 

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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