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Divers

The Sculpture of Rainer Lagemann


Rainer Lagemann. Divers. An installation at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Photo by Sergio Cervantes, www.photocity.us.

Rainer Lagemann. Divers. An installation at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Photo by Sergio Cervantes, www.photocity.us.

Rainer Lagemann. Divers. An installation at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Photo by Sergio Cervantes, www.photocity.us.

Rainer Lagemann. Divers. An installation at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Photo by Sergio Cervantes, www.photocity.us.

15 Year Anniversary

An installation
at The Baker Museum

September 6, 2014 — July 26, 2015


German-born sculptor Rainer Lagemann is the creator of the breathtaking installation Divers, now located in The Figge Conservatory at The Baker Museum. Rainer, who studied design and architecture at FH Lippe in Germany, moved to San Francisco in 1988 where he owned several businesses and a gallery. In 2007 he sold his business shares to concentrate on his lifelong passion: sculpture.

This new installation, consisting of six suspended figures and made exclusively for The Baker Museum, shows Rainer’s fascination with the human body. Through the sculpted medium, he explores the human figure, the classic theme of artistic expression. The ethereal, yet commanding sculptures capture the human body in motion — a freeze-frame of timeless gesture and emotion.

The figures are sculpted using hollow metal squares that emphasize the strength and delicacy of the body. Each elegant square represents the trials and tribulations of life and provides a powerful vision of the human body. Rainer’s sculptures evoke a universal quality and spirituality, with elements of mystery and abstraction.

We invite you to contemplate the beauty of the suspended divers. If you happen to be in the museum at night, don’t miss the sculptures’ dramatic shadows upon the conservatory floor. Look out from the museum’s third-floor landing windows to enjoy an aerial view of this unique and poignant installation.


This installation has been organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum.

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