Thursday, September 8, 2011

Art Media | Roland Fischer at Von Lintel Gallery

"The Von Lintel Gallery is currently showing the new works of photographer Roland Fischer. The exhibition will remain open to the public until 8 October.

Born in 1958, Fischer is recognised as a key figure in contemporary German photography. Photo Technik International named him as one of the top ten German photographers. His work has featured in several national and international shows, including a retrospective in 2003 at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and, more recently, another at the Museuo DA2 in Slamanca in 2011. The artist currently lives and works in Munich and Beijing.

The exhibit unveils his most recent works in large format. They represent modern building façades in areas all around the world, such as Munich, Melbourne and Mexico. In effect, built–up environments are an important feature of Fischer’s work. The oversimplification captured underlines the repetitive and regular character of the social and political universes embodied in such buildings."

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ArtDaily Pick | "Exhibition of new work by German photographer Roland Fischer at Von Lintel Gallery'

Roland Fischer
NAB, Melbourne, 2011. C-print
71 x 49 inches
Von Lintel Gallery presents 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. 


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

ROLAND FISCHER | New York Magazine listing


9/6 thru 10/8     Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm 


Opening Soon 

"The renowned German photographer presents more of his entrancing photographs that don’t really look like photographs—that is, images of colorful, repetitive geometric building façades in Munich, Melbourne, and Mexico City that have been photographed and stripped of all context"