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Amaranth

Artwork

Identifier:
2002.168.1b-c
Artist:
Cyril Lixenberg
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8.0 ft Width: 4.0 ft
Note: 8'x4' each (2)
Description:
Two panels side by side. One panel is yellow and the other blue. There is a curved shaped cut out of the yellow panel and a straight blue shape is inserted in the gap. There is a straight blue shape cut out of the blue panel and a curved yellow shape inserted into the gap. The negative space forms the two sections of the larger sculpture.
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, Cortén 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 Commission
Current Location:
Building D (MAK) -> 1st Floor - Building D (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; 1st fl., D -1, Foyer in Front Entrance