Sunday, February 26, 2012

Eric Fischl

I find Eric Fischl's super sloppy painting style so intriguing that I could look at it for hours. He uses America suburbia as his primary subject matter but it is never a typical suburbn scene; there is always something a little off kilter, even a little disturbing about his paintings. His work is usually, but not always, of a sexual nature, sometimes involving children or adults with children. Yet despite these vaguely incestuous and bizarre and subtle narratives, they don't seem evil. They give more of a feeling of a man exploring his psyche and digging up converging issues of childhood and sexuality. They are gentle and dreamlike. The images are very powerful and engrossing and sometimes funny.

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