Such is the experience that Eric Fischl’s sculpture and painting offers. Often it challenges and at times offends with its abruptness and lack of narrative or aesthetic compromise. In a contemporary artworld, much of which continues to second guess its audience whilst faking radicality, rare work like that of Eric Fischl’s sets itself aside with its material, emotional and psychological enquiry.
Fischl “looks” in the intrusive and inquisitorial manner of Degas, with the erotic eye of Balthus and makes with an enviable facility that connects him to a lineage of painter/sculptors that includes Picasso and Matisse.