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Eric Fischl

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New York City

Birth year

Lives in
Sag Harbor, New York

Works in
Sag Harbor, New York

Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2014 The Permanent Collection: Art. Illuminated.
Parrish Art Museum

Eric Fischl is an American painter and sculptor. Fischl has embraced the description of himself as a painter of the suburbs, not generally considered appropriate subject matter prior to his generation. Some of Fischl's earlier works have a theme of adolescent sexuality and voyeurism.

In response to 9/11, Fischl debuted his work Tumbling Woman at Rockefeller Center in New York, creating controversy since it reminded the viewers of people falling from the World Trade Center. He felt people were mourning the building more than the people since there were so few bodies but such a high body count, which he felt was wrong.

His latest paintings deal with the centuries-old tradition of the bull fight, more precisely with the Corrida goyesca de Ronda, a topic that since its creation in the 18th century has always captivated artists, from Goya to Hemingway and Picasso. Fischl's large-sized paintings show the protagonists in the typical light-flooded settings with strong, luminous colours, and contrasts created by the interaction between the harsh Mediterranean light and the deep foreboding shadows.

Recent Exhibits

Eric Fischl participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 New Additions to the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection 2010-2014
Guild Hall
Oct, 2014 Disturbing Innocence
FLAG Art Foundation
Oct, 2014 Art Fair Paintings
Victoria Miro Gallery
Oct, 2014 PURE WATER The Most Valuable Resource in the World
LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz
Sep, 2014 Solo Exhibition
KM Fine Arts - Chicago
Sep, 2014 Eric Fischl: New Works
KM Fine Arts - Chicago
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FLAG Art Foundation MANIFEST HOPE GALLERY (Andenken Gallery)
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