Roland Fischer

1958 · Germany

Artist biography

Roland Fischer is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Germany. Roland Fischer was born in 1958. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Roland Fischer's work, including galleries in countries such as Spain, Portugal, and the United States. Galleries include Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon, Galeria Presença in Porto, as well as Galería La Caja Negra in Madrid. Roland Fischer most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galeria Presença in Porto with the exhibition X Cores. The exhibition was open from 20 September 2019 until 01 November 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Roland Fischer

Born in 1958, Roland Fischer was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. A few significant international movements that sharpened the decade include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Roland Fischer

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