Rainer Lagemann

Standing Man
Metal Steel, 152 x 28 x 46 cm



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About the artwork

Rainer Lagemann is an artist who uses the simple medium of metal steel squares welded together to create human forms in a refreshing manner. He is fascinated by the human body and the classic theme of human triumph and struggle which has been depicted in all shapes, materials and mediums since the existence of mankind. In this piece, he creates a standard human form and transforms it into an intriguing presentation with his unique style. He projects man as an evolutionary creature capable of great intelligence and thought. The technique accentuates the beauty of the human form and lets us see the natural beauty of an everyday pose. The metal mirrors the strength of the body, whereas the gaps represent simultaneously delicate nature as well. The transience of thought is evoked by both stance and composition.

About the artist

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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