Current Location:
Shelf B4 (OS) -> Box 31
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section B; Shelf B4; Box 31

Untitled

Artwork
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
circa 1961
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 31.5 in Width: 27.25 in
Description:
Abstract painting. Large red and black shapes in the upper portion. White 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.