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ALEX RASMUSSEN

Installation of Alex Rasmussen sculpture at Lotusland, 2021

Alex Rasmussen’s work traverses the boundary between sculpture and design. For the past thirty years, he has worked as a highly successful and sought after industrial designer of luxury furniture and architectural features as well as case designs for all manner of devices. He is also the third-generation of Rasmussens to helm Neal Feay – a cutting edge aluminum design and fabrication company in Goleta, California widely known for its prowess with Annofax aluminum anodization as well as for its cutting edge use of computer aided design and manufacturing. In particular, they are recognized pioneers for their color work, though they are just likely to be contracted today for their sophisticated design and inspired engineering.

Much of Alex’s career has been an insider secret. Among the design world cognoscenti, he is already very well known. In high-end audio, for example, he has developed design languages for many of the industry’s leading companies. He has also been invited to collaborate on design and manufacture for other luminaries such as Jony Ive, Marc Newson, Holly Hunt, Louis Vuitton, David Weeks, Kenzo, Johanna Grawunder, and Opening Ceremony. More recently, he has worked with Noe Duchaufour Lawrence and Guillaume Delvigne of Hermes. He has also worked with Thierry Gaugain and Eugeni Quitlett. Architect/designers Rafael de Cardenas and William Hefner and architects Shubin Donaldson and Marc Appleton are in the mix, too. For years now, he has been a regular fixture at the Design Miami fair that coincides with the Miami Basel art fair as well as the Fog Design+Art fair in San Francisco.

During the last decade, he has become increasingly involved with other artists. Among these, he counts the late Peter Alexander, Miya Ando, David Flores, Gary Lang, John Millei, Laurie Frick, and Mary Heebner as friends and colleagues.

Hyper attentive to the tiniest of details – how reflected light moves along the edge of a sculpture, how a carefully designed and machined texture can imbue his work with a sense of movement and vitality, or how a modulation measured in the thousandths of an inch might impart a sense of absolute aesthetic harmony – Alex’s work chases perfection with rare rigor and determination.

Today, his sculpture practice is ascendant. His sculpture is currently represented by Sullivan Goss, but he has also been part of numerous exhibitions and sold a variety of bespoke furniture and other design items through Edward Cella Art + Architecture as well as Gallerie Triode in Paris.

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27:18  |  Video of the Artist  |  Created for the SuperYacht Design Symposium Cortina 2019

11: 21  |  Video of the artist  |  Created for Brainstorming Design, 2018

4:42  |  Narrated by Jeremy Tessmer  |  Released for CA COOL: what's so cool about california?, 2015

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EXHIBITIONS

2021  Organic, Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2019  Between worlds, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

2019  Synesthesia, Borromeo & De Silva, Milan, Italy

2019  Guillaume Delvigne X Neal Feay, Transatalantic Creative Exchange, WantedDesign, Brooklyn, NY

2017  Something Real, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

2016  FOG Design + Art, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, San Francisco, CA

2016  Wallpaper*Handmade Arcade, Salone de Mobile, Milan, Italy

2016  Transatlantic Collaboration (with Noé Duchaufour Lawrance), Wanted Design, Brooklyn NY 

2015  CA Cool, Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2015  FOG Design + Art, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, San Francisco, CA 

2015  Le Cabinet of Curiosities de Thomas Erber, Paris, France

2015  London Design Festival, Somerset House, London England

2015  Grand Hornu Musée, Boussu, Belgium

2015  Mona Bismarck American Center of Arts and Culture, Paris France

2015  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2015  American Design in Paris, Mona Bismarck American Center for the Arts and Culture, Paris, France

2014  David Weeks Studio, New York, NY

 

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