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Roger Reutimann

Swiss-American sculptor Roger Reutimann is working with contemporary materials like cast stainless steel and fiberglass to transform the inexhaustible subject of the human figure into present-day original and innovative works of art. His semi-abstract sculptures are boldly colored and meticulously finished with high gloss automotive paints. Reutimann is interested in the purity of shapes, in simple geometric lines that are suggesting of the human form. Influenced by artists like Moore, Brancusi and Arp he also finds inspiration in industrial and automotive design. Reutimann strongly believes in perfection. His disciplined upbringing, life-long piano practice and former careers in the fields of international art fairs and product design give the self-taught artist a unique perspective on art.

Reutimann explains: “I’m taking my sculptures to a different level, one that includes elements, which can’t be expressed by words. To me sculpture is like painting a thousand paintings, It adds another dimension in very permanent mediums, such that will last for generations. The third dimension in sculpture has a powerful impact on the observer, one that relates to our physical reality. It lets the artist play with different perspectives. I am not trying to solve the mystery of the human figure, but to deepen it”

 

 

 

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Biography

Roger Reutimann was born in 1961 in Winterthur, Switzerland

Swiss-American sculptor Roger Reutimann is working with contemporary materials like cast stainless steel and fiberglass to transform the inexhaustible subject of the human figure into present-day original and innovative works of art. His semi-abstract sculptures are boldly colored and meticulously finished with high gloss automotive paints. Reutimann is interested in the purity of shapes, in simple geometric lines that are suggesting of the human form. Influenced by artists like Moore, Brancusi and Arp he also finds inspiration in industrial and automotive design. Reutimann strongly believes in perfection. His disciplined upbringing, life-long piano practice and former careers in the fields of international art fairs and product design give the self-taught artist a unique perspective on art. “I am not trying to solve the mystery of the human figure, but to deepen it”.
Reutimann explains: “I’m taking my sculptures to a different level, one that includes elements, which can’t be expressed by words. To me sculpture is like painting a thousand paintings,” Reutimann says. “It adds another dimension in very permanent mediums, such that will last for generations. The third dimension in sculpture has a powerful impact on the observer, one that relates to our physical reality. It lets the artist play with different perspectives.”

Reutimann’s perfectionism comes from a very disciplined upbringing in Switzerland. He began playing the piano at a young age and during his teen years he competed in international piano competitions and performing as a classical concert pianist. Click here to see Roger playing . He’s lived a varied and creative life since the classical music days designing and marketing a series of light fixtures and lamps and organizing art fairs in Zurich, Hamburg and Dusseldorf. He lived in Miami and spent six years designing and crafting a Miami Beach villa, where he mastered working with plaster to create ornamental ceilings. The home was published in Architectural Digest. During his time in Miami, he decided to become a full-time artist and began taking art classes at the Armory Center in Palm Beach. Reutimann had painted for most of his life but the only course open when he first signed up was a sculpture class. He had never thought of sculpting before, but he decided to give it a try and was hooked right away.

 

Education

1977-1981 High School Unterstammheim, Switzerland
1983-1985 College AKAD, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Group Exhibitions

2015

Arvada Art Center, Common Unity, Oct. 17. - March 2017

William HAVU Gallery, November 13. - Jan. 9, 2016

Space Gallery, Art&Soul, Denver, Curated by Christoph Heinrich, Director Denver Art Museum, April 2 - 26

2014

Super Human, Plus Gallery, Denver, July 10 - August15

Women in Cultural Context, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, August

ArtPalmBeach, Jan. 23. - 27

2013

artMRKT Hamptons, NY

Art on the Edge, Vered Contemporary, East Hampton, NY

2012

ArtPrize Grand Rapids, MI

Morbid Curiosity, The Richard Harris Collection, Chicago Cultural Center

Re-Presenting The Nude II, Evoke Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Body Double, Frederic Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park, MI

The Louis Meisel Collection, Louis Meisel Gallery, NYC

2011

Boulder Art Show, Boulder, CO, 2011

Charlatan Inc. Award Show, N.Y.C., 2011

National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibit at Brookgreen Gar­dens, SC

LHPAC, Benson Park Sculpture Show, Loveland, CO

2010

Sofa Art Fair, Santa Fe

Sculptors of the NSS, Cavalier Galleries, Nantucket, MA

96th Annual Exhibition of the Allied Artists of America, New York, NY

2009

81st Grand Nat. Exhibition of the American Artists Prof. League, NY

Energy Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Avon, CT

National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibit, Brookgreen Garden, SC

Meadows Gallery, Dallas, TX

Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO

National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibit, New York

2008

Bakehouse Art Center, Miami, FL

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2007

Bakehouse Art Center, Miami, FL

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Passions Gallery, Province Town, MA

 

Publications

2015

Art in America, June
Art in America, December
Westword, Denver, Show Review, December

2014 Art+Auction, Editorial write-up, June
2012

The Grand Rapids Press, Editorial, Sept. 18. 2012
Orlando Sentinel, June 4, 2012
ARTnews, February, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times, January 22, 2012

2011

American Art Collector, Sculpture Special, 2011
American Art Collector, Artist Focus, September 2011
Outfront Colorado, Cover and Editorial, August 2011

2010

Bulletin National Sculpture Society, featured artist, May/June 2010

Colorado Connection, feature article, June 2010

American Art Collector, feature editorial, July edition 2010

Boulder Daily Camera, one page feature article and video, July 2010

Bulletin National Sculpture Society, Sept./Oct. 2010

American Art Collector Magazine, editorial, December 2010

 

Awards and Honors

2012 American Art Award 2012, 1st, 2nd and 4th Prize for Representational Sculpture
2011

Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Prize, National Sculpture Society
78th Annual Exhibition, 2011
Best in Show, Boulder Art Show, Boulder, CO, 2011
2nd and 4th Place, American Art Award, International Art Competition, 2011 (Venus & Paradox)                                                Finalist Art Renewal Center ARC Salon, 2011 (Venus)                    Finalist 2011 Charlatan Ink Art Prize, Carlton Arms Hotel, NYC (Clockwork Destiny), 2011

2010 3rd Place Infinity Art Gallery, International Art Competition,
(XLIV), 2010
Honorable mention, Portrait Society of America, Member Showcase
Competition, (XLIV), 2010
2nd Place A Singular Creation, International Art Competition
(Equity of Justice), 2010
2009 1st Place American Artist Professional League 81st Grand National
Ex., (Projection), NYC, 2009
Members And Associates Award, The Allied Artists of America,
NYC, (Projection), Nov. 2009
2nd Place ASC International Art Competition, (Dating Game),
July, 2009
Industry Award, Sculptural Pursuit Magazine, (Projection), 2009
Merit Award, Visual Arts Society of Dallas, (Contemplation),
Spring, 2009
2nd Place ASC International Art Competition, April, 2009
2nd Place Infinity Art Gallery, International Art Competition, 2009

 

Selected Clients and Collectors

Craigh Troyer, CEO and Vice Pres. Liberty Media Group
Sir Elton John, Musician/Song Writer, London
Anne Randolph Hearst & Jay McInerney, The Hamptons
Neil Patrick Harris, Actor, Los Angeles
Governor’s Office, Denver

Principessa Lucrzia De Domizio Mila, Italy

Headquarter UBS Bank, NYC

Mr. Peter Hofmann, CEO Roche, Basel, Switzerland
Ms. Mary Quass, President & CEO NRG Media LLC
Patrice Zalanowski, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Louis Meisel, Bernaducci Meisel Gallery, NYC
Mayur Madhvani Family Collection