Zoom Artist Talk: Limited Access – Seeing through the Foreground with Wilhelm Neusser

Online Artist Talk
November 11, 2021
6pm EST

In this lecture, artist Wilhelm Neusser considers the construction of space in painting and looks at examples from different art historical periods. Landscape painting in particular focuses on the illusion of depth, luring the viewer into the imaginary world beyond the picture plane. But what if things are getting in the way? Like a door frame, a curtain, a tree?

Image Credit:
Fence/March (#2127)
Oil on paper
30 x 22”
Courtesy: 13Forest Gallery
Photo: Julia Featheringill

Wilhelm’s upcoming weekend workshop will build directly on the ideas presented in this talk. Click to learn more about Blocking the View — Let’s Be up Front About Foreground





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.

Wilhelm Neusser was born in Cologne, Germany. He relocated to the United States in 2011, and currently lives and works in Somerville, MA.