Paul Reimer

SEVEN
SEVEN
PR116
steel, stone
13 x 12 x 11 in.
$900 CAD


IN FRESH WATER
IN FRESH WATER
PR111
steel, stone
8 x 12 x 6 in.
$1,700 CAD


THE ELUSIVE BROWN TROUT
THE ELUSIVE BROWN TROUT
PR110
steel, stone
7 x 12 x 7 in.
$1,600 CAD


RUSHES IN THE WIND
RUSHES IN THE WIND
PR108
steel, stone
31.5 x 12 x 10 in.
$1,300 CAD


LITTLE ISLAND
LITTLE ISLAND
PR107
steel, stone
7 x 6 x 4 in.
$600 CAD


LAKE SUPERIOR TREE
LAKE SUPERIOR TREE
PR104
steel, stone
23 x 12 x 10 in.
SOLD


THE GREAT HERON
THE GREAT HERON
PR103
steel, wood
66 x 33 x 12 in.
$4,100 CAD


THE TEAR DROP
THE TEAR DROP
PR100
steel, stone
24 x 11 x 8 in.
$1,800 CAD


SITKA WARRIOR
SITKA WARRIOR
PR087
steel, stone
35 x 22 x 10 in.
SOLD


PRAIRIE SUNRISE WITH LESLIE ROWE-ISRAELSON
PRAIRIE SUNRISE WITH LESLIE ROWE-ISRAELSON
PR082
glass, steel
17 x 30 x 10 in.
$5,000 CAD


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Paul Reimer

For centuries, the blacksmith has been a master of utilitarian sculpture. Kings have called on blacksmiths to build gates and railings and furniture that have outlasted their royal selves by centuries. Today, the craft of the artist-blacksmith remains entrenched in that respected tradition: to create lasting beauty from iron. When it gets red-hot, iron takes on a malleable quality that, with the right tools and experience, can be formed into a limitless variety of shapes and forms. If you can dream it, it can be made. Once it cools, you can rest assured that it will remain intact for generations.

Paul Reimer began his career as an artist-blacksmith at the age of 15 when he apprenticed under master blacksmith John Smith of the Kootenay Forge. When he turned 19, fresh out of high school and already well-worn in the art, he set out on his own, taking over the blacksmith operations at Fort Steele, BC. After building the blacksmith shop there from 1 person to 7, he once again set out on his own, founding his own business which creates high-end architectural ironwork. This venture also allowed Paul to pursue public art opportunities in and around BC.

Today, Paul has 22 years of experience in the trade, every moment of which goes into his creations. His projects vary greatly in size, form and function, from a simple letter opener, to a 700lb sturgeon-nosed steel canoe (that floats!) created for a public art project. He takes inspiration from a variety of sources; architecture & design, culture, history, relationships and nature. His core principle as an artist is to strive to do what has not been done before, to make what has not yet been seen, in ways that have not yet been discovered.

Exhibitions

2017 CANADA 150, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 DemoDay, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 p r a i r i e, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 Dynamic Demo Day, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2012 Dynamic Demo Day, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB