The exhibition features Fischer's newest large-scale photographs of modern building facades from locales around the world. The photographer frames details of highly schematic building facades in such a way that they are read as patterned two-dimensional surfaces.
Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new photographs by German photographer Roland Fischer.
The exhibition, running September 6 through October 8, 2011, features Fischer's newest large-scale photographs of modern building facades from locales around the world including Munich, Melbourne and Mexico City.
As Lyle Rexer writes in his 2009 book The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography: Like that of his contemporaries Candida Höfer and Andreas Gursky, a significant portion of Roland Fischer's work is focused on built environment. He carefully frames details of highly schematic building facades in such a way that they are read as patterned two-dimensional surfaces with only telltale hints of their physical origin. This schematizing emphasizes the relentlessly geometric, repetitive and regular character of the social and political worlds these buildings embody.
Born in 1958, Roland Fischer is a key figure in contemporary German photography. Photo Technik International named him one of Germany's top ten photographers alongside Demand, Gursky, Ruff and Struth. His work has been the subject of many national and international exhibitions including a 2003 retrospective at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and more recently a 2011 retrospective at the Museo DA2 in Salamanca, Spain. Roland Fischer's work is in numerous public collections including the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich; Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris (FNAC); Fondation Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon (MUSAC); Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus , Munich; and the Sammlung Thyssen-Bornemisza, Salzburg. The artist lives and works in Munich and Beijing.
( Image: Roland Fischer, NAB, Melbourne, 2011, C-print, 71 x 49 inches )
Opening reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8 pm
Von Lintel Gallery
555 West 25th Street, New York
Opening hours: Mon - Fri
11-6 and by appointment