Steel Water (VY)
Medium:Silkscreen on Paper
Height: 27.5 in
Width: 19.625 in
Background: upper two-thirds blue, lower third white. Gray "V" shape containing yellow squiggly lines running vertically.
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.