Pia Maria Raeder is one of the uncommon new artists. She creates refined functional sculptures that evoke biomorphic forms but, her direction wasn’t always in art.
She was born in 1978 in Germany. With a University degree in Political Science, she first worked as a TV reporter for the RTL Group and presented a live show focused on social and political topics.
All over the years, she felt an urgent desire to create unique pieces, and in 2014 her creative skills gain more notice when she decided to change her life.
Raeder first studying as an apprentice with a craftsman and then she decided to spend all of her time experimenting on shapes and materials.
About her creations, the artist said: “In my work with beech rods, I love the challenge of overcoming the contradictions in the material as I play with it. Natural beech rods are straight but combined at different heights, these rods take on a new form resembling a wave with shadowy reflections. A wooden rod, that is rigid in itself, becomes soft and rounded once sanded. The application of lacquer on the rods arranged in large numbers transforms the wood and underlines its movements.”
Pia Maria collection ‘Sea Anemones’ was exclusively produced for Galerie BSL.
The collection ‘Sea Anemones’ is all handmade. An exigent work, with more than 400 hours of work and 29,000 beech rods were necessary to produce the final ‘Sea Anemones Family’ set, made of three side tables completed by two sculptures.
Some of the astonishing objects created by Pia Maria Raeder where presented at the booth of Galerie BSL, one of the best international galleries, in The Salon Art + Design NY 2018.
But the artist it also exhibited her pieces at some of the most renowned international events, like PAD London, where Contemporary Art meets Contemporary Design.
Raeder’s work is magical and captivating, as if out of the imagination of someone who constantly visits the bottom of the sea. She is for sure an artists to keep in mind.
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