Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Art Gallery Support Facility
Location Notes:
AGS

Still Life with Vessel

Artwork
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
circa 1953 – 1954
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 19.625 in Width: 23.75 in
Description:
Abstract still life. Thick brushstrokes. Large vase/pitcher on table with some smaller objects as well. Brown and mustard yellow background.
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, Corten 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 Lixenberg has worked with Grand Valley State University, completing sculptural commissions and taking part in lectures centered on contemporary art production.