Portfolio

 

Paintings

 
Paintings THE MUSICAL EARTH 100 x 80cm acrylic on canvas 2016 Traxler copy3

THE MUSICAL EARTH

100 x 80cm
acrylic on canvas
Lisa Traxler 2016

Paintings FRONTLINE 100 x 80cm acrylic on canvas 2016 Traxler copy3

FRONTLINE

100 x 80cm
acrylic on canvas
Lisa Traxler 2016

Paintings LET US RISK THE WILDEST PLACES 80 x 60cm acrylic on canvas 2016 Traxler copy3

LET US RISK THE WILDEST PLACES

80 x 60cm
acrylic on canvas
Lisa Traxler 2016

Paintings STORY TELLER 100 x 100cm acrylic on canvas 2016 Traxler copy3

STORY TELLER

100 x 100cm
acrylic on canvas
Lisa Traxler 2016

Paintings WALKING THROUGH HISTORY 76x61cm acrylic and stitched thread on canvas 2016 Traxler copy3

WALKING THROUGH HISTORY

76 x 61cm
acrylic and stitched thread on canvas
Lisa Traxler 2016

Paintings A NEW PATH part 1 36 x 86cm acrylic on canvas 2015 Traxler copy3

A NEW PATH (part 1)

36 x 86cm
acrylic on canvas
Lisa Traxler 2015

Paintings A NEW PATH part 2 36 x 86cm acrylic on canvas 2015 Traxler copy3

A NEW PATH (part 2)

36 x 86cm
acrylic on canvas
Lisa Traxler 2015

Paintings PORTRAIT OF HOME

PORTRAIT OF HOME

100 x 160cm
acrylic on canvas
Lisa Traxler 2015

Paintings STAND AT MY WINDOW 51 x 76cm acrylic and stitched thread on canvas 2015 Traxler copy3

STAND AT MY WINDOW

51 x 76cm
acrylic and stitched thread on canvas
Lisa Traxler 2015

Paintings THE PLACE OF BEING 200 x 110cm acrylic on canvas 2015 Ventnor Botanic Garden Commission Traxler copy3

THE PLACE OF BEING

200 x 110cm
acrylic on canvas
Ventnor Botanic Garden Commission
Lisa Traxler 2015

Paintings PARADISE WALK diptych 100 x 200cm 2014 Traxler copy3

PARADISE WALK (diptych)

100 x 200cm
acrylic on canvas
Lisa Traxler 2014

On paper

 
On paper collages LAND FOLDED part 1 42.5 x 52.5cm 3D collage 2016 Traxler copy

LAND FOLDED (part 1)

42.5 x 52.5cm
3D collage (acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2016

On paper collages LAND FOLDED part 2 42.5 x 52.5cm 3D collage Traxler copy

LAND FOLDED (part 2)

42.5 x 52.5cm
3D collage (acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2016

On paper collages NOISE OF THE LANDSCAPE part 1 42 x 90cm mixed media stitched collage 2016 Traxler copy

NOISE OF THE LANDSCAPE (part 1)

42 x 90cm
mixed media stitched collage (acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2016

On paper Collages PARALLEL RUNNING 128x40cm collage 2016 Traxler copy

PARALLEL RUNNING

128 x 40cm
mixed media stitched collage panel
(acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2016

On paper collages copy2

PARALLEL RUNNING (detail)

128 x 40cm
mixed media stitched collage panel
(acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2016

On paper collages NOISE OF THE LANDSCAPE part 2 42 x 90cm mixed media stitched collage 2016 Traxler copy

NOISE OF THE LANDSCAPE (part 2)

42 x 90cm
mixed media stitched collage (acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2016

On paper collages THREADS OF LIFE part 1 VENICE 54 x 54cm mixed media stitched collage 2015 Traxler copy

THREADS OF LIFE (part 1) Venice

54 x 54cm
collage (acrylic, watercolour, ink, newsprint, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2015

On paper collages THREADS OF LIFE part 2 BALI 54 x 54cm mixed media stitched collage 2015 Traxler copy

THREADS OF LIFE (part 2) Bali

54 x 54cm
collage (acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2015

On paper collages PARADISE WALK Collage 30 x 76cm mixed media stitched collage 2015 Traxler copy

PARADISE WALK

30 x 76cm
mixed media stitched collage (acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2015

On paper collages CASTLES IN THE SKY 30 x 76cm mixed media stitched collage 2015 Traxler copy

CASTLES IN THE SKY

30 x 76cm
mixed media stitched collage (acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2015

On paper collages A DIFFERENT CORNER 23 x 23cm mixed media stitched collage 2015 Traxler copy

A DIFFERENT CORNER

23 x 23cm
mixed media stitched collage
(acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2015

On paper collages LET THOUGHTS WANDER 23 x 23cm mixed media stitched collage 2015 Traxler copy

LET THOUGHTS WANDER

23 x 23cm
mixed media stitched collage
(acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2015

On paper collages SETTLING INTO THE YEAR 23 x 23cm mixed media stitched collage 2015 Traxler copy

SETTLING INTO THE YEAR

23 x 23cm
mixed media stitched collage
(acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2015

On paper collages SEE THE MOMENT 23 x 23cm mixed media stitched collage 2015 Traxler copy

SEE THE MOMENT

23 x 23cm
mixed media stitched collage
(acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2015

On paper collages SPRING LIGHT 23 x 23cm mixed media stitched collage 2015 Traxler copy

SPRING LIGHT

23 x 23cm
mixed media stitched collage
(acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2015

On paper collages EACH MONTH HAS A SHAPE 23 x 23cm mixed media stitched collage 2015 Traxler 1 copy

EACH MONTH HAS A SHAPE

23 x 23cm
mixed media stitched collage
(acrylic, watercolour, ink, stitched thread on paper)
Lisa Traxler 2015

Form

 
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Sculpture
Installations
CLOUD COLLECTING EXHIBITION 3 copy2

CLOUD COLLECTING

March - April 2016
Curve Gallery, Quay Arts, IW
Arts Council England.

View exhibition
SPACE INTERRUPTED EXHIBITION 4 copy

SPACE INTERRUPTED

September 2015
Fort Brockhurst, Gosport.
English Heritage, Arts Council England.

View exhibition
form installation 360 A PANORAMA 2012 copy3

360 A Panorama

The West Gallery, Quay Arts, IW. July - September 2012

View exhibition
form sculpture VOLUME SCULPTURE D 2012 copy
form sculptureTRANSITION ASSEMBLAGE 15CMX25CMX15CM 2013 copy3

Transition Assemblage (part 1)

dimensions: height 15cm x length 25cm x width 15cm
materials: glass, card, acrylic paint, pencil, thread on paper
Lisa Traxler 2013

form sculpture 3D Watercolour Assemblage 21cmx30cmx17cm copy

3D Watercolour Assemblage

dimensions: length 30cm x width 21cm x height 26cm
materials: watercolour, acrylic, ink, stitched thread on paper, glass
Lisa Traxler 2016

form sculpture ECHO B copy3
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Exhibitions

 

BUILD

Lisa Traxler

27 May – 24 June 2017
Studio Gallery, Penwith Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

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Lisa Traxler, Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) & National Acrylic Painters Association (NAPA) is a contemporary visual artist, living and working in Britain. She combines painting and 3D form responding to landscape and architectural spaces.

BUILD is Traxler’s most recent body of work reacting to a specific historical site, a former WWII radar bunker on the Isle of Wight. Holding a great deal of significance to the Island’s heritage community, the bunker was the former Royal Air Force radar station, ideally positioned to monitor the south coast of Britain during WWII as part of the Chain Home network. Located on the south of the island it overlooks the wild and rugged open coastline where Traxler’s studio is also based. After its service, from 1941 until it became non-operational in 1947, the radar bunker was left to deteriorate and became derelict.

In BUILD, Traxler creates an environmental autobiography – a sense of self and place intimately connected.The territory around the bunker is undulating and restless, ragged outcrops of gorse alongside craggy, weatherworn stone pushing through the land. The bunker itself has settled into this terrain, silent and forgotten as the undergrowth cloaked the brutalist structure concealing this symbolic reference to frontline protection during the war.
Traxler plays with the notions of encrypted communication between landscape and architectural space utilising the durable material steel more commonly used in construction to investigate this decryption puzzle.

Heavy with this echo of history the geometric shapes within Traxler’s steel structures look to have been lifted from the blueprint of a technical drawing documenting a secret architectural design. Lightly interlocking and carefully constructed,these fragmented compositions are slotted together, each piece interacting with its neighbour. The cut edges of the steel function as lines in space interplaying with the mark making on the surface. The shattered composition of shape and form create interference and interruption misleading the eye and causing a sense of unease within the light reflective inky black base enamel and shards of applied colour. This cryptographic drawing referencing dazzle camouflage and radar, the hidden messages of warfare.
These eight vitreous enamel and steel constructions are titled The Beauty Chorus, borrowed from the unofficial name given to the bank of contrasting coloured secret telephones linking Churchill’s underground headquarters at Whitehall to control rooms around the nation intercepting information and scrambling messages. It also honours the female pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) also known informally as the Beauty Chorus during WWII.

Artist Bio

Lisa Traxler was born in London and studied at Croydon Art College and Birmingham Polytechnic, graduating with a B.A Hons degree in Fashion & Textiles.

Recent selected exhibitions include the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary at Bankside Gallery, ING Discerning Eye at Mall Galleries, Royal College of Art, Cork Street, the Crypt Gallery, St. Ives, the Bath Society of Artists, the London Design Festival 2016 & 2017, Palazzo Ca' Zanardi, Venice, Italy (2016) the Greenhouse Berlin, Germany (2017) and 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Yorkshire (2017). Awards include ProArte Award (2014), Colart Award (2012) Golden Award (2010) for her paintings at the NAPA National Exhibitions, The Crypt Gallery, St. Ives. Published in Aesthetica Creative Art Award Annual (2012)

Traxler’s major exhibition Lives of Spaces West Gallery, Quay Arts (2011) consisted of four large-scale (2.5 metre high) steel and vitreous enamel sculptures, part of which toured to the ExCel London and now reside in a sculpture park in the Isle of Wight.
Recent public art commissions include a large scale (10 x 10 metre) site specific PAPERSCAPE installation in the entrance atrium of the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea as part of Platform Projects (2017). Previous commissions also include the multi panelled enamel and steel wall mural in the entrance foyer to the Art & Design College, Stourbridge, West Midlands (2011). An enamel and steel triptych situated in the double height space of the entrance foyer of Vestas Technology Centre, IW (2011), and a multi-panelled folding wall at Briddlesford Education Centre, IW (2010).

All the vitreous enamel on steel works are hand painted by Traxler and fabricated by A.J. Wells & Sons in Newport, Isle of Wight.

The exhibition BUILD tours from the Penwith Gallery, St. Ives (26 May - 24 June 2017) to Surface Matter Architectural Studio, Hackney, London (16 September - 14 October 2017) to the Radar Bunker, St. Lawrence, IW (October 2017)
BUILD in conjunction with Surface Matter will be part of the London Design Festival, 16 - 24 September 2017

Contact lisa@lisatraxler.com for more information, www.lisatraxler.com