Urs Fisher (born 1973) is a Swiss contemporary artist living in New York and Los Angeles. His work is included in many important public and private collections worldwide. Despite his youth, Fischer is already a veteran on the contemporary art scene. He put on his first solo exhibition in the Galerie Walcheturm as long ago as 1996, and ever since then he’s been turning up at key points on the ‘contemporary art grand tour,’ from Amsterdam to New York, with stops inLondon, Ljubljana, and Venice.
Fischer is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York; The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; and Gagosian Gallery.
Spread across MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (april 21 - august 19,2013 ), the first survey in the United States of the Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer weaves together some of his most memorable and iconic sculptural works while creating an unexpected landscape in both venues.
I remember sharing this with you a hundred times before. I can’t get enough. I’ve tried to explain the process by which the candle (yes, candle) melted throughout the duration of the 2011 Venice Biennale. Here’s that explained…