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© Roland Fischer/Munich Re<br/>    Picture: Bruchhaus/Lachenmann, Munich<br />

Roland Fischer

Born 1958 in Saarbrücken, Germany
Lives and works in Munich

Light Box, 2002-2004

Photography glass, light, metal, concrete
4 x 13 x 4 m

With a mathematical eye, Roland Fischer focuses on his motifs, mainly people and architecture, capturing the outward image in an aesthetically elevated projection. He uses the pictorial features of photography to reflect on form and content, on what is inside and outside.

A cube installed in front of the Munich Re office building is covered with glass surfaces bearing abstract motifs. At first glance they appear to be purely ornamental, but are actually photographs that Fischer took of skyscraper façades in metropoles of the world. The extreme close-up shots condense them into graphical structures that become elements of a symbolic image language. From this universal vocabulary of architectural offset pieces, Fischer evokes a new façade. The cube in the lake, separated by water, attracts and yet remains at a distance, especially at dusk, when the lighting between the concrete and glass slowly illuminates the piece.

Location: Am Münchner Tor 1, Munich

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