Urs Fischer: Sirens

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2020
With an essay by Gregor Jansen

"At the intersection of seeing and being seen, Urs Fischer's paintings combine geometric perspective with that of our lived experience, which allows for a fascinating observation of the graphic abstractions developed out of the inner logic of the film stills the paintings are base on. The history of a film star from the days of normative black-and-white aesthetics and the overlaid colorful planes whose marked shadow lines resemble theater spotlights, evoke looking back to the ‘flesh’ that Merleau-Ponty so clearly saw as an inherent part of contemporary painting. Fischer's highly complex printing techniques let us trace another aspect of Merleau-Ponty's theory of perception leading us toward cinema: the touch of the eye – in close-up shots traveling over intense surfaces."

Gregor Jansen, ‘Sirens. Lived Perspective, Abstraction, and Mythology’, in: Urs Fischer: Sirens, exh. cat., Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2020, p. 53

Publisher: Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications
Publication date: 2020
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 37 x 30 x 1,5 cm
Pages: 91
ISBN: 978-3-947127-21-4

€ 45.00

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