Current Location:
Allendale Campus
Recreation Center -> Recreation Center
-> 1st Floor
Location Notes:
REC; 1st floor, Left of Office suite D135

Steel Water (LHB)

Cyril Lixenberg
Gift of Artist
Silkscreen on PVC
Artworks - Height: 55 in Width: 39 in
Dark blue background with silver "A" shape and light blue and white organic shapes in center to bottom. 4/16
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 lived and worked in Amsterdam where he was a prolific contributor to the contemporary art scene. For many years Lixenberg had worked with Grand Valley State University, completing sculptural commissions and taking part in lectures centered on contemporary art production.