he Unanswered Question Is the Key to Your Soul
Moving between painting, sculpture, video, and performance art and mining imagery from popular culture, fashion, religion, astrology, philosophy, and politics, Fleisher leads us into a world where the cultural noise that surrounds everyday life is amplified rather than muffled. Through his use of appropriation, dismemberment, transference, and humor, Fleisher acts as both a modern-day shaman and trickster systematically stripping objects and icons of their original meaning and power in order to spotlight unexamined beliefs and definitions of self that tend to get lost in externals. Fleisher purports that “unanswered questions lead to enlightenment, or at least let us know who the hell we are”. Modern social constructs tend to deny the opportunity of examining belief systems which have been instilled in us from early childhood and often remain unresolved in adulthood without notice. By reinventing histories, policies, and dogmas through what appears to be light-hearted characters and archetypes, Fleisher confronts his viewer with highly complex undertones that strive to jolt them into closer examination of the work at hand, their own experiences, and messages being broadcast by society at large.