Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 1st Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; 1st Floor; Lobby

Landscape with Village

Oil on Canvas
circa 1958 – 1959
Artworks - Height: 18.125 in Width: 23.25 in
Landscape painted with thick, gestural brushstrokes. Blue/grey sky, green/yellow landscape, small grey house with red roof on the right side of the painting.
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.