Der Abend | Willi Kissmer
Der Abend (2014) is a limited edition gliclée on handmade cotton paper. The print is numbered and handsigned by Willi Kissmer.
Artist: Willi Kissmer
Title: Der Abend
Paper: Handmade Cotton Paper
Signed: Lower Right in Pencil
Image Size: 52,0 x 40,0 cm (20.3"x 15.6")
Paper Size: 64,0 x 50,0 cm (25.0" x 19.5")
Condition: in excellent condition
Willi Kissmer (Germany, born 1951)
Willi Kissmer lives and works in Germany. Described as a young contemporary master, Kissmer's art has been shown in galleries and museums from California to Leningrad. The artist employs combinations of etching, aquatint, drypoint and mezzotint techniques on his copperplates. A range of warm tones and the talent to bring an electrifying edge to his subject, in part, links Kissmer's art to a long tradition of realism in northern European painting.
The foundation of Kissmer's art is in his passion for the still life. Kissmer's expressive and exaggerated interpretation of detail is a trait that permeates the body of his art that has been described as sensual, provocative, technical and mysterious. The subjects interchange of folds, texture and light have the effect of transforming a commonplace subject into something extraordinary.