Eric Fischl, ‘Untitled’, 2013, Hexton Gallery

Fischl has historically used collage as a means of composition. Like assembling a puzzle, he creates, as Kay Heymer states, “constellations of human existence.” In the cast resin collages, he collapses the painting process, removing the step of photo collage, instead working directly with elements from his own previous works. He then collages them to create new physical and emotional interactions – new constellations.

Series: Unique in Series

Signature: Signed, verso

Image rights: © Eric Fischl

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