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Willi Kissmer's still life studies in mezzotint are phenomenal in their interplay of texture, light and darkness.  They are truly compelling works that you will long enjoy.  We first featured Kissmer's mezzotint engravings and etchings in an exhibition during the fall of 1990 and have continued to show them with a sizable inventory for your selection.  For questions on these and other available Kissmers, please e-mail us now!  Thank you!

Auschnitt
Auschnitt
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 11 x 9.75"
Numbered 20/250
$500
Der Morgen
Der Morgen
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 15 x 19.5"
Numbered 57/199
$600


Drei Seiden
Drei Seiden I
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 23 x 14"
Numbered 19/250
$825
(Please inquire to confirm availability)

Hotel
                  Bellevue
Hotel Bellevue
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 23 x 15.75"
Numbered 33/250
$700

In der
                  Kapelle
In der Kapelle
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 20 x 12.5"
Numbered 11/250
$550

Liegende Mit 2 Tuchier
Liegende Mir 2 Tuchier
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 27 x 7"
Numbered 8/250
$550

Little Fetish
Little Fetish
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 17 x 9"
Numbered 85/250
$400
(Please inquire to confirm availability)

Long Half
                  Nude IV
Long Half Nude IV
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 27 x 7"
Numbered 13/250
$825

Long Half Nude
                  V
Long Half Nude V
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 27 x 7"
Numbered 124/250
$825

Madame X
Madame X
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 25 x 11.5"
Numbered 28/250
$750

Lost Thoughts
Lost Thoughts
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 15 3/8 x 13 1/2"
Numbered 4/250
$815 framed

Magdalena
Magdalena
Original aquatint etching
Image size: 34 x 23"
Numbered 25/175
$1,900 framed
Catalog
Catalog of all Graphic Work
1980-2000

  Sorry, sold out but new book 2000-2005 is available at $130

Kleiner
                  Halbakt
Kleiner Halbakt
Original aquatint and mezzotint
Image size: 8 1/2 x 4 1/4"
Numbered 477/500
$250

Willi Kissmer was born in Duisburg, Germany in 1951.  Multi-talented as a teenager, Kissmer was undecided whether to dedicate himself to the visual arts or music. He studied at the Folkwangscule, University of Essen and later taught printmaking at the University of Duisberg.  As for his music, Kissmer is now an accomplished guitarist and has recorded three albums to date.

Although Kissmer's art is relatively new to North America, the artist is no stranger to the America's, Europe the Soviet Union or Asia, all of which he has traveled through extensively.  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.  For this, Kissmer has built a solid reputation and an avid following in Europe and a rapidly expanding interest in North America.

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.


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