Wednesday, September 9, 2015

WORK OF THE WEEK: Head First by Jim Rennert

Head First
bronze & steel
19 x 34 x 9 1/2 inches

American sculptor Jim Rennert is a modern master of contemporary realism - his work is not only masterfully executed and visually beautiful - it is also clever, and at times humorous and direct.   Though his works will always be open to interpretation - one can’t help but notice that he’s making a broader commentary on human life, rather than just appreciating the human form.   His sculptures are relatable to most of us - as they document the history of modern human existence and the challenges of working life.

Rennert states - “For the last several years my work has focused on my past experiences in the competitive world of business.  Mixing the traditional medium of bronze and contemporary forms of flat laser cut steel, I have illustrated themes and concepts of every day work life.  Initially I had hoped to have depicted popular culture's ideas on achievement and success in an ironic and humorous fashion.  However, over the past years, the work has taken on a more serious tone as I illustrate more about the thoughts and ideas we all deal with in contemporary society.  While not everyone wears a suit, I feel the themes transcend to the everyman.”

Jim Rennert grew up in Las Vegas, NV and Salt Lake City, UT and attended Brigham Young University.  After 10 years of working in business Jim started sculpting in 1990. He began exhibiting in galleries in 1993 and has since gained significant recognition.  He continually exhibits at major art fairs in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City, and throughout the US.  His work is now included in numerous private and public collections including;  the Utah Governor's Mansion, Terra Industries, GSL Electric, The Church Museum of History and Art, Milrock Office Park, Utah Arts Council, National Museum of Ski History,, many LDS Offices and the Granite Education Foundation.  In 2014, his monumental sculpture, THINK BIG, was exhibited in New York's Union Square Park as part of a public installation project with the NYC Parks Department.  The artist has also been featured in publications such as Sculptural Review, American Art Collector, Sculptural Pursuit Magazine, Utah Home and Gardens, The Inquirer and Mirror and South West Art Magazine.

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(also available in maquette size: 6 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 3 in.)