Uniting Sun Conceptual Preparatory Drawings and Portraits
Date:2013 – 2014
Height: 16.5 in
Width: 11.75 in
Prints and drawings depicting the conceptual and preparatory planning for the Lixenberg's final product: United Sun. Two large black and white circles with 6 smaller circles above each of them (14 total). They have different degrees of stripes/slashes through them.
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.