Canadian, b. 1986
Toronto-based Alex Fischer creates prints and paintings with the assistance of artificial intelligence. Inspired by process-based image makers and new realist philosophies Fischer considers the image as a potential bridge between ideas, peoples, and cultures. His chosen approach of assisted collage serves as media melting pot for the practice of Artography: a hybrid form of action research creating its rigour through continuous reflexivity (taking account of itself), discourse analysis, and hermeneutic inquiry (concerning interpretation). Essentially, Fischer makes images that encourage the viewer to consider dichotomies and spectrums of possibility.
Fischer graduated from York University in 2010 with a BFA Honours in Visual Art. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at VOLTA NY 12, O'Born Contemporary, Toronto (2009-2015) and Galerie BAC, Montreal (2014). In 2016 his painting 'Pet, Casper, and Hesperie' was shortlisted in the national RBC Painting Competition and many works are featured in noted private and corporate collections including Equitable Bank, Statoil, TD Bank Group Collection, and BNY Mellon Bank.