PORTRAITS AND PLACES
Munich Re Art Gallery | November 2018 - October 2019
The New Architectures series also features works exploring the continuum between abstraction and figuration. Here, Fischer approaches modern architecture with a compositional technique borrowed from cubism, superimposing and blending images from various perspectives to create multidimensional realms of visual experience – “new architectures” that express the psychology of a given space.
The artist goes one step further in his most recent series, Transhistorical Places, in which he overlays fragments of cold, brutalist concrete architecture with forms reminiscent of 20th-century abstract painting. The result is a new, almost surreal photographic space that not only melts the boundaries between image and representation, architecture and painting, but also between two different modernist art movements with all their connotations – virtually an expression of the current times. In these visual “time-space collages”, Fischer prompts the observer’s perspective to oscillate.
Courtesy of Roland Fischer, Walter Storms Galerie, private collections.