Eric Fischl, ‘Dancers Suite (Blue Couple)’, 2013, Hexton Gallery

In Eric Fischl’s watercolor pigment prints, his figures appear at once tangible in their opacity and elusive in their transparency. Surfaces appear and disappear in a constant state of motion, yet, just as his figures flow seamlessly into one another, each maintains the integrity and strength of their own individual form.

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About Eric Fischl

Neo-expressionist painter Eric Fischl achieved recognition in the 1980s for his figurative paintings exploring suburban adolescent sexuality, as in Sleepwalker (1979), which depicts a boy hunched over in a plastic pool, masturbating. His work commonly exposes the dark, disturbing undercurrents of American life; his unconventional 9/11 memorial sculpture, Tumbling Woman (2001), was removed from public view amid controversy. Fischl is also the founder of the “America: Now and Here” project, a mobile museum and performance space that will tour the U.S. for two years.

American, b. 1948, New York, New York, based in Sag Harbor, New York