Medium:Oil on Canvas
Height: 31.375 in
Width: 25.5 in
Abstract painting with thick, short, heavy strokes. There is a lot of blue/black on the right and black lines woven through out. There is an area toward the center right that is mostly white lines that cover up the black.
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 screen prints. In his work, Lixenberg's primary concern was exploring the dimensionality of shapes and how they interact. Color becomes an extra dimension in his artwork, a way to emphasize his use of shape. 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.
Lixenberg lived and worked in Amsterdam where he was a prolific contributor to the contemporary art scene. For many years Lixenberg worked with GVSU and the greater Grand Rapids community to complete sculpture commissions and participate in lectures. He was instrumental in connecting the GVSU Art Gallery with other contemporary Dutch artists.