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Willi Kissimer
  Willi Kissimer

The foundation of Kissmer's art is in his passion for the still life. These elements can include combinations of the female figure, everyday objects and residential architecture. A disquieting sense of heightened observation, limited palette, and refined simplicity create moving works that are not conventionally pretty but compelling; confrontational.

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. The result for the observer is not just a visual experience, but also a uniquely personal journey.

  Willi Kissmer’s art has been described as sensual, provocative, mysterious and erotic. Through the manipulation of light and shadow, he is able to convey a sense of touch as well as sight. He uses simple objects and locations as subjects and is most interested in relating the qualities of light as well as the texture of fabric, its folds and creases. In dealing with the classic human figure, Kissmer evokes a sense of feeling that is as powerful as the visions he creates through demanding etching techniques.

For over 20 years, Willi Kissmer’s art has been displayed in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States

Described as a young contemporary master, Kissmer's art has been shown in galleries and museums from California to Lenigrad.

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. For this, Kissmer has built a solid reputation and an avid following in Europe and a rapidly expanding interest in North America.


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