Artist Demo: Wilhelm Neusser
LAY IT ON THINK! Landscaping Your Painting’s Surface
May 26, 10:00am – 11:30am
At his Somerville studio, German-born painter Wilhelm Neusser shares some of his unorthodox painting techniques, in search of a contemporary landscape. When thinking of landscape, Neusser has in mind the illusion of an atmospheric vista just as much as the textured topography on canvas. Join us for an inspiring demonstration investigating both: painting nature and the nature of painting.
Wilhelm Neusser’s artwork has been widely exhibited and he has received numerous awards and fellowships. His recent museum exhibitions include the the Fruitlands Museum (Harvard, MA, 2019), MASS MoCa (North Adams, MA, 2018), and the Goethe Institute (Boston MA, 2017) In 2020 he was honored with a finalist grant in Painting from the Mass Cultural Council. Additional awards and recognition include the MASS MoCA Studio Program (2017), Vermont Studio Center (2013), Finalist, Wilhelm-Morgner-Prize, Soest (2010), International Artist in Residence, Boots Contemporary Art Space (St. Louis, MO, 2009), ZVAB Phönix Art Prize (2007). Neusser’s work has been included in notable publications, including The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Artscope Magazine, Boston.com, and Big Red & Shiny.
All Studio Images Courtesy of Wilhelm Neusser
All Work Documentation Courtesy of Julia Featheringill Photography
First Row: Bus Stop Yellow (2011) , 2020 Oil on Linen, 14×20
Second Row: Downhill (#2023), 2020 Oil on Linen, 48×40
Wilhelm Neusser Studio Shot
Third Row: Wilhelm Neusser Studio Shot
Fourth Row: Wilhelm Neusser Studio Shot