Lisa Traxler MRSS
Lisa Traxler RWS MRSS UK based visual artist, born London
Recipient of the Jeff Lowe Sculpture Prize, London Group Open 2019.
Traxler embraces the partnership of 2/3d form responding to landscape, architectural & historical spaces. Utilising materials often associated with the industrial - enamel on steel & solid paper composite, she crosses the boundaries of art meeting architecture playing with scale through her sculptural works and installations. Her studio practice is a vital element in the development of her work exploring aspects of disruption, identity and cohesion.This dissection & unity are articulated in abstract form deciphered through constructed assemblages & wall based relief collages. Implicit influences from her fashion design background are acknowledged through the use of pattern pieces, surface design & colour - encrypted shape & form working in co-dependancy to create the outcome. These spacial pieces also probe historical influence from WWI dazzle camouflage to WW2 brutalist architectural radar bunkers of the echoing the upheaval of the present day, our identity and sense of ‘place’.
Working from a converted RAF war-time bunker, the artist's studio is located on the south coast of the Isle of Wight.
Born in London, Traxler studied at Croydon Art College and Birmingham Polytechnic graduating with a BA Hons Degree in Fashion and Textiles.
Also a member of the Royal Watercolour Society.
‘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, carefully constructed, these fragmented compositions are slotted together, each piece interacting with its neighbour. The cut edges of steel function as lines in space interplaying with the surface mark making. These cryptographic sculptural drawings reference dazzle camouflage and radar, the hidden messages of warfare.’ Peter Davies, St. Ives Times & Echo Review, BUILD 2017.