Eric Fischl

1948 · United States

Artist biography

Eric Fischl is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in the United States. Eric Fischl was born in 1948. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Chuck Close, Dale Chihuly, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell and Barbara Kruger.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Eric Fischl's work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Eric Fischl's work include Skarstedt Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Maruani Mercier in Belgium, as well as Skarstedt Gallery | East 79th Street in the United States. Eric Fischl is at the moment exhibiting at Skarstedt Gallery | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Figures (11 February 2020 - 09 April 2020). Eric Fischl's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Pinned Mylar Collection (14 April 2019 - 16 May 2019) at Sims Reed Gallery in the United Kingdom and Chelsea (02 May 2017 - 24 June 2017) at Skarstedt Gallery | London in the United Kingdom. Eric Fischl's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Chelsea and took place at Skarstedt Gallery | London in the United Kingdom from the 02 May 2017 to 24 June 2017.

Eric Fischl in private collections

On Artland Eric Fischl's works can be found in the following collections: Joshua Voegelin, who for instance also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Lynda Benglis, Bradley Wood and Ida Ekblad; and Robert Mollers, who likewise has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Imi Knoebel, Wolfgang Tillmans and Sol Lewitt.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art centre globally. Leading art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Eric Fischl

Born in 1948, Eric Fischl was as deeply indebted to the events of the 1960s as their formative influences. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s symbolize an extremely influential era which engendered a significant number of disruptions and challenged the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would eternally mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, predicaments such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever influence generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society followed, with ground-breaking philosophies and movements emerging in a cradle of inventiveness. Honesty and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly gathering polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. The very first flourishing of Conceptualism was highly influenced by the purity of Minimalism but went further in rejecting all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to achieve by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally seduced by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often associated with the human condition. worldwide, an important number of art movements echoed with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group espoused similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Eric Fischl

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 17

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