Eric Fischl

Friends, lovers and other constellations

The artist

Eric Fischl was born in 1948 in New York where he lives and works. He is a figurative neo-expressionist painter and sculptor. Eric Fischl has been using painting since the 1980s to depict the decline of the American Way of Life. His works feature middle-class figures with the underlying contrasts of the ideal and reality, happiness and tragedy. Eric Fischl’s choice of sculpting in clay springs from his desire to get a better grasp on the three-dimensional aspect of the human figure, thus expressing the fragility and inner conflict that is the human lot.

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