Hans Schiebold - A featured artist at the Lanning Gallery [Sedona Arizona]
Artist Hans Schiebold creates large-scale landscape paintings of such depth that each reads like a geological time clock of its scene.
It has been said that Schiebold
does not paint, but rather sculpts in media on canvas and this is a fair assessment of the singular technique that has secured the artist a listing in the "Who's Who in American Art."
"Implied Landscape 107" - Abstract Landscape Art by Hans Schiebold
"Implied Landscape 107"
Mixed Media on Canvas Painting
59" x 40" wrapped
believes that risk is necessary in order to be creative and his
long career marked by innovation and daring, stands in support of this.
There is an exaggerated boldness to his
landscape paintings that, through their combination of color, texture and scale represents a style uniquely his
Observers of his
scenic paintings must overcome an urge to touch the artist's renderings of granite-like textures or highly glossed water surfaces.
own acrylic-based mixed media and unconventional tools: palette knives, spatulas, hand-shaped metal tools, sponges, nets, patterned rollers, almost anything that will create the pattern or texture he
media is applied thickly in abstract patches of color that merge together when viewed from afar to form complex scenes of heightened realism.
"These are landscapes, but they are very process oriented," Schiebold
The representational style of Schiebold's
landscape paintings continue to carry the influence of his
early abstract paintings: Hans Schiebold
was active in the New York abstract art scene of the 1970s and his
paintings were displayed in major museums on the east coast and featured in international museum shows.
At that time Hans Schiebold was a professor of Fine Arts at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
The artist, having trained in decorative wall and ceiling arts in the former East Germany, emigrated from his
home country on the eve of the Berlin Wall's creation.
Arriving in the United States while still in his twenties, Schiebold obtained his MFA and taught for twelve years before moving west to pursue painting full time.
The artist has a deep appreciation for the public function of art: "In Gothic times," Hans Schiebold notes, "cathedrals were the highest form of art, and they were public.
Art was didactic, and the service of society was important.
But today, "Contemporary art is dogmatic to the point of exclusion.
For Hans Schiebold
, having a following is one way to confirm that an artist has made contact with society in a meaningful and constructive way.
"Everyone who reacts to art can be a critic," he
"At Oak Creek" - Landscape Paintings of Sedona by Hans Schiebold
"In Between" - Landscape Painting by Hans Schiebold
"Emerald Pond" - Paintings by Hans Schiebold
"Baring Creek" - Natural Landscape Painting by Hans Schiebold
"At Capital Reef" - Landscape Painting by Hans Schiebold
"Reflecting Canyon" - Outdoor Landscape Painting by Hans Schiebold
"Down the River" - Landscape Painting by Hans Schiebold
"Tidal Stripe Series #1095" - Abstract Paintings by Hans Schiebold
"Tidal Stripe Series #1095"