Eric Fischl, ‘Kneeling Woman’, 2012, Hexton Gallery

“The task of restoring the sensual aspect to the body, of coaxing an inwardness out of its very coded, fleshy exterior and turning this inwardness in an outward direction is the primary concern and profound talent of Eric Fischl.”

– Frank Thorsten Moll, Author/Critic

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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