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.

Signature: Signed, verso

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Sculpture, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2017
American Realism: A Survey, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York
2017
Fast Forward: Paintings from the 1980s, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2014
Disturbing Innocence, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2014
Eric Fischl - New Works, KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles