Artist Bio

Through Urs Fischer’s ad hoc creative process he configures poetic drawings, sculptures and large-scale installations using cast-off materials or whatever may be at hand. His works are committed more to the creative means than the ends. Beginning with traditional genres – such as still life, portraiture or landscape – Fischer displaces these established classifications by his use of unconventional and unstable materials (from foodstuffs to soft wax), which introduces time as an additional medium. The form’s ephemerality becomes the object.