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‘Eric Fischl: Presence of an Absence’ at Skarstedt, London

"The Appearance," 2018, Eric Fischl (1948, USA). Oil on linen, 68 x 90 in. Skarstedt, London.
(Courtesy of Skarstedt)

Skarstedt, London, is hosting “Presence of an Absence,” a solo exhibition of new paintings by American artist Eric Fischl.

In this new body of work, set in domestic interiors and exteriors, there is a palpable sense of disconnect between an outward appearance of wealth and security and an inner sense of fear and longing for which there is no apparent cause. The paintings in “Presence of an Absence” continue to engage with a sense of detachment and grapples with universal existential questions in a time of political turmoil. Since the 1970s, Fischl has been painting scenes of suburban life. A collapse of communication has been prevalent throughout his work and here the viewers again see him asking a series of questions such as “who are these people?” and “how are they connected?” The lack of obvious answers is typical of his narrative style. Speaking about his paintings, the artist has noted, “They are not about realism, they are about reality…They always fall short of perfection in ways that attest to their authenticity.”

The exhibition is on view through May 26, 2018, at Skarstedt, London, 8 Bennet St, St. James’, London SW1A 1RP, UK.

For more details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/skarstedt-gallery/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.