Eric Fischl, ‘Untitled (Study for the Weight)’, 2015, Hexton Gallery

“These sculptures and the watercolors present nude persons. Pure and concentrated, they seem to be free from the constraints of a particular time and space. No context determines their existence, and yet they carry the stories of their lives. …The art of Eric Fischl shows us moments of great intimacy in other person’s lives, thereby forcing us to recognize our selves in these anonymous, yet highly personal
characters.”
– Kay Heymer

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