Rich Lanet (b. Los Angeles, CA).
Lives and works in Venice & Culver City, California. He received a BS degree from the School of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; along with studies at University of California, Berkeley fine arts department.
I have been an artist, a sculptor and a builder all my life. However, it is only in the last three years that I’ve been able to engage, create and share my art, and to dedicate the time and energy to put it out into the public domain.
My work is a model of how I see the world we all live in; I see shapes & forms, lines & angles, only on a much larger scale - - a scale that one day I would like to create my work at. I am also intrigued by light, shade & shadows, depth & perspective, and all my work incorporates some aspect of one or often all of them into it.
The art I create is an emotional response that allows me to share my point of view in a form that captures structure and design, using rough and finish materials that mimic my world. This world view is dynamic and shifts, and so does my work which changes based on a piece’s orientation, lighting and an individual’s perspective (both physically & intellectually). My designs are also a response to the world I see ‘today’, and my need to restore order and to make sense of the senselessness; in some way, it is my hope for humanity.
LAAA Artist - Gallery 825 - Los Angeles, CA