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Amaranth

Artwork

Identifier:
2003.423.1
Artist:
Cyril Lixenberg
Medium:
Painted Steel
Date:
2003
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 6.0 ft Width: 4.0 ft Depth: 4.0 ft
Note: approx.
Description:
Blue, symmetric metal structure with 4 legs that come together to form a circle at the top; outside.
Historical Context:
Trained with an arsenal of classic techniques, artist Cyril Lixenberg opts to explore art with the materials offered by modern society: enamel panels, steel, and silk screen prints. In his work, Lixenberg's primary concern is exploring the dimensionality of shapes and how they interact. Color becomes an extra dimension, an uncomplicated emphasis on his eloquent use of shape. The work is the product of two vacillating tendencies: one of mental abstraction and the attempt to give it solid form and the other from the perception of the materials being used. The result is an object or image that does not represent anything concrete but is an aesthetic reflection of material, process, and creative mental engagement.Cyril Lixenberg currently lives and works in Amsterdam, where he is a prolific contributor to the contemporary art scene. For many years now, Lixenberg has worked with Grand Valley State University, completing sculptural commissions and taking part in lectures centered on contemporary art production.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
Contemporary
public art
Library of Congress Subjects
Nature in art
Flowers in art
Current Location:
Muskegon Campus -> MI Alternative & Renewable Energy Center
Location Notes:
MEC; Inside front door