Figurative: Lisa Kesler            (click on images below to enlarge)

 


The art of Lisa Kesler is an unending experiment in materials, technique, bold color and the imagination. It is this act of experimentation that inspires her as an artist. Encouraged by Slaymaker Fine Art Ltd., this established and successful painter of a number of years, began integrating printmaking and collage into her more recent body of work.

The rural landscape in central Illinois, where she grew up, is reflected in much of her work. Her first oil paintings as a high school student were realistic "snapshots" of rural architecture that earned her several awards in the National Scholastic Art Competition. While studying fine arts at the University of Illinois, she began combining abstract, flat compositions with realistic images in a comment on the flatness of the fields around her.

Her recent work pays tribute to both the Cubists and the patterns she finds in rural imagery. She is intrigued by the possibilities of repetition and attributes her attraction to patchwork in the quilts and farmland of her childhood. In her mixed media works on paper, Kesler stylizes forms into simpler geometric shapes and juxtaposes bold colors to create fanciful compositions.

Slaymaker Fine Art Ltd. has been introducing Lisa Kesler to private and corporate collectors around the world for over ten years.



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A. "Modern Vessel
 Collection"
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B. "Center Stage 2"
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C. "Lind Hop Ballroom"
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D. "Savoy Swing 1"
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E. "Savoy Swing 4"
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