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"Everybody is crazy, but me" april - july 2016
"Struggle(s)" april - june 2012

 

Born in 1948 in New York, he lives and works in Sag Harbor.

Eric Fischl emerged in the 80’s as one of America’s most influential figurative painters. He paints the decline of the American way of life, along with its taboos and contradictions. Growing up in the suburbs of Long Island provided him with a backdrop of alcoholism and a country club culture, which obsessed with image over content. Consequently, his early work focused on the rift between what is experienced and what cannot be said. Fischl lets himself be inspired by photographs and images, his memories and art history, which he often refers to. Narrative, morality, sexuality, and psychology are preeminent in his oeuvre. The compositions of his paintings are extremely elaborate and the colors are carefully chosen. His work is part of numerous museums and collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Centre Georges Pompidou, The Museum of Moderm Art (MoMA) and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

 

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