Who is Dan Rawlings?
Dan Rawlings, born 1979, is a contemporary British artist. Rawlings uses discarded industrial products as his medium.
His most recent projects include "Future Returns (2021)" and "Short Haul" (2019). For the installation "Future Returns", a plasma-cut tanker was on display in a 19th century church in Lincolnshire. The hand-trimmed light aircraft "Short Haul" was shown at the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin during the 2019 Biennale.
Rawlings' work has been seen at numerous events in London, Paris and Los Angeles and also at the Glastonbury Music Festival and the Chelsea Flower Show.
Rawlings in the "25 YEARS" exhibition in Munich
In the anniversary show (06.10.2022 - 10.09.2023), "Shell" as well as "Grand Prix" were exhibited in the basement of the MUCA. In these works, Rawlings breathed new life into old tin signs of the oil companies Shell and Castrol,
Experience Rawlings' delicate brass art live at MUCA:
How does Dan Rawlings work?
Dan Rawlings' work comes closest to a contemporary realisation of critic Pierre Restany's definition of New Realism: a "poetic recycling of urban, industrial and advertising reality".
Dan Rawlings is known for his manipulation of metal and light. He cuts his artworks from old signs, tools and vehicles using hand plasma cutting techniques.