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I see life in shapes and forms, angles and perspectives – always have and I’m sure I always will.
My work accentuated by lighting & shadows is contemporary and abstract; yet my sculptures and art come from my soul and are created with a deep sense of humanity and warmth which many viewers have shared with me when they see my creations in person. The work is dynamic and engaging, and shifts depending on the lighting and on one’s point of view, personal background and life experiences. I hope that it can encourage a conversation among viewers that allows for an exchange of differing perspectives, both literally and figuratively.
My designs are an esoteric response to the world I see daily, and my need to reflect that in both an orderly and disorderly art form, which often helps me to deal with both the beauty and senselessness I see in today’s world; in some way they are my “hope for humanity”.
Rich Lanet is a Los Angeles area-based artist whose 3-dimensional wall sculptures playfully engage geometric shapes using both wood & steel, along with light to create varying perspectives of his compositions which are activated by the viewer's relation to the multi-dimensional works. Lighting and shadows play a prominent role in his work.
Rich was born in Los Angeles, lives in Venice and now has a working studio in Culver City. He received a BS degree from the School of Architecture & Environmental Design at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo; along with 1 year of Fine Arts studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Although Rich has been always been a working artist, it is only in the last 3 years that he has actively engaged in the world of publicly displaying & showing his work.
Selected Exhibitions & Affiliations:
8/2020 TARFEST – ‘Transition’ Exhibit – Juried by Holly Jerger - @ LAUNCH LA, Los Angeles, CA
2/2020 ‘Penumbra’ Exhibit – Juried by Ray Beldner - @ Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
9/2019 ‘Coy’ Exhibit - Juried by Phyllis Hofberg – @ GALLERY 825, Los Angeles, CA
7/2019 ‘Applied Science’ - Juried by Marisa Caichiolo – @ GALLERY 825, Los Angeles, CA
12/2018 ‘Systematic’ Show – Selected Artist (with 7 pieces selected for show), Curator Jody Baral,
Director of the Jose Drudis Biada Art Gallery, Mt. ST. Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA
2017-21 ‘Selected member of the Los Angeles Art Association’ – Los Angeles, CA
HIGHLY SELECTIVE ART EXHIBITIONS
-‘TARFEST’ selected pc. - 'new order' - Juried by Holly Jerger @ Launch LA, Los Angeles, CA
-‘PENUMBRA’ selected pc. - 'new order' - Juried by Ray Beldner @ Gallery 825 Los Angeles, CA
‘APPLIED SCIENCE’ selected pc. 'intersections' – Juried by Marisa Caichiolo, Director of Building Bridges in Santa Monica, CA
‘COY EXHIBITION’ selected pc. - 'notes’ – Juried by Phyllis Hofberg of PH Art Advisory @ Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
‘SYSTEMATIC’ – 7 PCS EXHIBITED – Juried by Gallery Art Director Jody Baral @ Jose Biada Gallery Mt St Mary University
‘MULTIPLE SERIES PIECES’ - @ STARTUP ART FAIR, SAN FRANCISCO
- BS degree from the School of Architecture & Environmental Design at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo
- 1 year of Fine Arts Studies & Painting at the University of California, Berkeley
BUILDING PROJECTS (I built - I am a GC in my 2nd job :)
GUTHRIE RESIDENCE, VENICE, CA
• New single-family residence & guest house construction - $2.5M Budget
• AIA Award winning project. Built with Rios Clementi Hale Architecture Studio
2018 & 2012
CAFÉ GRATITUDE, LARCHMONT BLVD. LOS ANGELES, CA
• Exterior seating pavilion, deck, and steel work - $200K Budget
STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS, DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA
• New roasting facility warehouse & retail serving facility - $800K Budget
los angeles artist, original art pieces; contemporary & abstract conceptual work, unique modern wall sculpture artist