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Urs Fischer: ERROR Opens at The Brant Foundation Greenwich

May 14th, 2019

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, located in Greenwich, CT, celebrates its 10 year anniversary with the exhibition URS FISCHER: ERROR, on view through October 2019.

Current Exhibition

  • Urs Fischer

Urs Fischer: ERROR

Greenwich May 13th to October 14th, 2019

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  • Urs Fischer: Error
Installation view

The monumental Problem Paintings, making use of headshots as backgrounds, colored and enlarged, then obstructed by silkscreened still life images of fruits and vegetables, propose a clash of representational systems that is both convulsive and darkly humorous.

In the series of Phantom Paintings: Aluminum (2015), Silicone (2015), Barium (2016), Chlorine (2015), Lead & Tin (2016), and Drained (2016), the background of each painting is a photographic image of Fischer’s own face or collaged elements thereof, overlaid with silkscreened marks that are based on real painted or drawn gestural compositions. Like the Problem Paintings, these layered images provide a fresh and subversive view through the clash of representational systems and different cosmic orders.

In the library there are four new paintings created digitally on an iPad, representing imaginary environments, artworks in domestic settings, and surreal compositions. On a screen, as opposed to paper or canvas, Fischer is able to paint with light itself—moving illuminated pixels, reflecting on the subtle atmospheric changes across day, night, and seasons.