Manfred Fischer – In Reflection

From the middle of October you can visit the fascinating works of the German artist Manfred Fischer in the GALERIE MESSMER. Born in Münsterwald in 1950, the artist first studied Law in Marburg, then after his first state law examination, he changed to study at the Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste Berlin).

He completed his art studies in 1981 as a graduate from the master class. Since 1987 he has taught at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin as well as at the TU Braunschweig. His works are presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Fischer’s works are represented in many public and private collections, such as in the collection of the Federal Collection of Contemporary Art or the Volkswagenwerk.

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In the 1970s, Fischer was influenced by the style of „Berlin Realism“, but in the 1980s he developed his own expressive-dynamic style that broke away from the pure realism of the previous decade. Even today, his works are characterized by expressive brushstrokes. A central motive of Fischer’s work is the human head. Fischer uses it as a symbol of human dreams and desires, but also for deeper and hidden emotions. In a complex process of colour drifting and grading, he works layer by layer to remove the motive of a head from its dynamic imagery, thus he provides a metaphor for the human’s expression into sensations and associations.