Urs Fischer

Facts

Birth place
1973 in Zurich, Switzerland
Lives in
New York
Works with
Sculpture, installation, painting and drawing

Creating spectacular large-scale installations as well as portraits, still lifes, interiors and landscapes, the Swiss artist approaches his work with a remarkable openness, imagination and inquisitiveness. For Urs Fischer, art and life converge in an ever-expanding system that embraces all of his concerns, and allows him to use everything he sees.

As described by the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan: "Tinkering with common objects, and fidgeting with banality, Urs Fischer attacks and wears down daily life. He is an alchemist, a magician of substances: his universe is suspended between art history and underground culture, flirting with punk aesthetics as much as quoting and subverting classical languages."