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Bryan Rasmussen: Lantana

Bryan Rasmussen

Pictured Left to Right:

Pagani, painted welded steel, 20” x 48” x 19”
Bridge Walker, painted welded steel,
Mourning Cloak, painted welded steel, 12.25” x 48” x 6.25”


June 9 - August 30, 2015
Art Case, C Meeter-Greeter Lounge


Bryan Rasmussen was born in Chicago, Ill., in 1976. He studied sculpture and photography at the University of West Georgia where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2005. He now lives and creates art in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he has worked as a studio assistant to sculptor John Henry. Rasmussen actively participates in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His artwork can be found in corporate collections (including Volkswagen), sculpture parks and private collections throughout the U.S.

About Lantana
According to Rasmussen, “Simplicity, precision and tension are properties that I explore in my work. I find these properties in nature by studying things that I discover on hikes. Examples of observations that have influenced me range from a seed pod’s geometry to the way bones fit together to make movement possible.”

“I have chosen a very simple, direct approach to express my observations through my work. I start with a three-dimensional representation of a straight line. I slice the line one or more times, opening it like a seed pod and letting the pieces slide and shift like bones. The new form that these actions create becomes the sculpture. Old work inspires new work, and this keeps the series constantly growing, becoming more and less complex but always moving forward to make an elegant work of art.”

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