Monday, April 22, 2024

R.M. Fischer

photo by Betty Beaumont

R.M. Fischer’s artwork has always rejected strict definition, hovering between the traditional boundaries that divide the worlds of art, design, architecture, and craft. Throughout his career he has made use of industrial materials in assembled objects that are simultaneously abstract and representational. His art appears both unexpected yet familiar at the same time. This is one way the artist engages the audience in a dialogue with the work.

For the last ten years, one of Mr. Fischer’s methods is to utilize aspects of craft, figuration, and references to “outsider” art in order to conjure sculpture that come alive with a human like personality. While there is humor in the work, there is also a sense of loss and sadness.

Mr. Fischer work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, The Brooklyn Museum, NY, The Jewish Museum, NYC, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, The Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho, The University of Nebraska Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, Nebraska, The Carnegie Museum of Fine Art, Pittsburgh, PA., Fundacao De Serralves, Porto, Portugal, The Newark Museum of Fine Art, Newark, NJ, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO., and Tamayo Museo Cultural Center for Contemporary Art, Mexico City, among others.

Mr. Fischer’s renowned public art works appear in cities across the United States and Japan.

Bertha, 1980 and Rolling Rock, 1981
R.M.Fischer, exhibit installation, 2010
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