Tom Lieber - Black-White Long Line, 2013 (detail) - Copyright J. Cacciola Gallery

Tom Lieber

Abstract Art

December 26, 2015

Tom Lieber is an American artist born in Saint Louis, in 1949. He is best known for his abstract paintings which focus on and explore spatial diversity and relationships between colors.

Art by Tom Lieber

Tom Lieber - Red Dot, 2015 - Red Tip, 2015
Tom Lieber - Red Dot, 2015 / Red Tip, 2015

Tom Lieber received his BFA from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL in 1971, and his MFA in 1974 from the same institution. His artworks are a part of several public collections, e.g. Stanford University Museum of Art, Palo Alto, CA; the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; Krannert Art Museum at University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. The human energy, experience, feelings, processes of receiving and expressing are center of Lieber’s art. He is trying to show the viewers the place where his own sensibility and historic circumstances have put him.

Art by Tom Lieber

Tom Lieber - Scoop I, 2011 - Black Duel, 2012
Tom Lieber - Scoop I, 2011 / Black Duel, 2012

Lieber uses his powerful intuition to project the state of his inner being onto the canvas, enriching the paintings with strong emotions. Recently, the artist decided to revisit some old pieces, and to add them new linear structures. This process is giving a fresh direction to the unfinished paintings. The whereabouts while he is working also affects the paintings. LA pieces are inspired by speed of everyday life, technology, even the traffic. The Hawaii paintings are calmer, as all of his work can be observed as self-portraits.

Art by Tom Lieber

Tom Lieber - Spade XX, 2014 - Grey Spade, 2014 - detail - Spade Over Out, 2014
Tom Lieber - Spade XX, 2014 / Grey Spade, 2014 - detail / Spade Over Out, 2014

He is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Tom Lieber lives and works between Kauai, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California.

All images courtesy of the artist.