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Hans Fischer


Hans Fischer’s approach to painting basically explores blending abstract with representational “imagery” to create the sense of a place expressed through patterns of light and color. Visually merging those styles by utilizing a mix of media, texture, color, and strong composition.

In Mr. Fischer’s work he tried capturing the quality of light…the patterns that appear as you turn a corner on a clear sunny morning when one side of the street is so bright you need to squint while the shadows are so deep you can’t see into them. All you see is light and dark, color and shape, no detail…an abstract “painting idea”.

He tries to use powerful brushwork and bold color relationships to create complex “organic” textures. He works with encaustic, oil, and acrylics, often combining them, to achieve unique, vibrant, translucent surfaces with strong textural qualities that engage viewers. Mr. Fischer likes the idea of visually stimulating a persons curiosity – to get close, touch and feel the surfaces, connect with the work in an almost physical way as well as a visually satisfying one.

Born in Holland, raised in Harrison NY, Mr. Fischer has lived in Ridgefield, CT for many years and maintains his studio here. After college his early years as a “starving artist” were interrupted by the U.S. Army and The Sixties. His painting career was further put on hold by corporate America, and a career in graphics design and Art direction. In 1989 Mr. Fischer established his own graphic design company.

But the love of art has always pulled hard and he has been able to concentrate, full time, on painting for most of the last decade. He truly enjoys the experience and process of creating art and hope that emotion is reflected in his work.

Mr. Fischer’s work is shown in galleries and is in private collections in the U.S. and abroad.