Friday, May 14, 2010

Artist Interview: Rainer Lagemann

What is your name: Rainer Lagemann

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist: Self

What is the style of your pieces: modern figurative

What is the medium in which you work: steel squares

What started you on your path as an artist: midlife crisis

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life: mental independence

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: Performance Art

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: I answer a lot of questions, some great some stupid. I enjoy comments like: that is different

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: T shirts and shorts. The shirts are for sale, $150 each. Signed and stained

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? not enough time / energy

What is your favorite sandwich of all time: the one I'm getting ready to eat

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: bigger is better

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead: gormley

What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: Josh Segal holocaust memorial San Francisco

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: dogs... They refuse to wear silly hats.

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: Naples Museum June, Art Hamptons this July, Art Toronto, Art Basel, Armery NY.

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