Sun setting over the Sierra Madre mountains on Lake Chapala near Ajijic, Mexico.


Rainer - Sculptor

RAINER'S TWO DIMENSIONAL ART
Rainer qualifies himself most of the time as a sculptor - someone who does 3 dimensional works of art, something anybody can describe as sculptures, even if Rainer's sometimes exuberant imagination takes us quite often outside recognizable reality. Since art seems to need some sort of sticker we could say that his work has a degree of surrealism, but not really form the world of dreams, more from the world of play. As far as he is concerned, he would probably call it "fantasism", something which encloses everything and nothing. What is definitive is that he doesn't like to be fitted into a slot and cannot be.
As far as his pencil drawings are concerned, we are on much safer ground except that most of his more recent drawings are no longer on paper, but on irregularly bent, contorted and fractured assemblies which Rainer constructs himself from MDF. We are entering the world of two dimensions rather than of 3 because there are no more backsides to those works. Combinations of pencil drawings with acrylic accents and even add-ons of black and white scratchboard create abstract reliefs which may even incorporate sculptural three dimensional elements. Here is Rainer's take on what he does:
"There are no rules I can follow except to first build a real material multi-dimensional substrate which holds up to hanging, transport, etc. - meaning it has to be something well made, at least professionally sound. Sometimes the form of the substrate will help me on. But mostly, at the moment it is finished and ready to serve, I may still have just a few vague ideas of what I will do with it. Actually, that is what I prefer before creating: not to have an idea! All I know is that eventually, at one time or another, a hint of an idea will come to me. Something I would call a desire to embrace a form. My arm will lift itself onto whatever surface I have made and start all on its own to begin something. It can be a line, dots, a stain, a shadow of myself backlit, as it happened recently .... anything gets me going. A few more lines or dots keep adding themselves - more certainties come to my mind .... and suddenly, I might see what I am going to do and then start doing it!"
What is true in all his work is that there is a degree of playfulness that reminds us of a child trying to discover the world. He is on a voyage of discovery of his own, trying out materials, colors, new techniques. He cannot stay still and will always fall prey to anything new, any challenge presented to create something that that has begun in his imagination and slowly takes form. He fights the natural form of things and transforms them into new. There is nothing in his work that is left to it's original form, everything is transformed into something alternate. Anything can be used as a building block. Nothing is left unchanged as if it were a child playing in the mud making castles and creating new worlds.
About the elements in his work many have asked Rainer about why he uses so many numbers in his recent work and if they have a specific significance. Knowing him, I recall that he doesn't like to explain his work, but in this case he discussed quite openly that he is fascinated, not by math, but by the esoteric significances of numbers. That series of numbers like the Fibonacci suite, or even individual numbers, are subjects for fascination in themselves when establishing their symbolic or metaphysical qualities. Beyond his own fascination they are not intended to be understood.
For Rainer, art is the perfect vehicle for the expression of hidden meanings. Through art, meanings and metaphors become language and dialogue. What is individual to each artist is the way of expressing it, meaning his own language. For Rainer it is knowledge, technique, harmony, the capacity to resonate within others.
Bianca Trombella

Contact Information:
Phone: (Mexico) 376-766-2430
Cell: 045-331-283-3206
Email: rainerint@prodigy.net.mx

120 x 185 cm - Relief in MDF - Scratchboard - Iron Patina. 65 x 47 cm - Pencil + Color Pencil Drawing + Acrylic on MDF Structure. Garden Table in Cast Concrete + Steel Base+ Glass Top - glass 118 x 167 cm.
120 x 185 cm - Relief in MDF - Scratchboard - Iron Patina
65 x 47 cm - Pencil + Color Pencil Drawing + Acrylic on MDF Structure
Garden Table in Cast Concrete + Steel Base+ Glass Top - glass 118 x 167 cm
170 x 78 cm -Pencil Drawing + Acrylic on MDF Structure with Patinas. 250 x 240 cm - Relief in 5 Parts with Mixed Media + Various Rreliefs and Patinas. 79 x 64 cm- Pencil + Color Pencil Drawing on MDF Structure.
170 x 78 cm -Pencil Drawing + Acrylic on MDF Structure with Patinas
250 x 240 cm - Relief in 5 Parts with Mixed Media + Various Rreliefs and Patinas
79 x 64 cm- Pencil + Color Pencil Drawing on MDF Structure
 
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