Roland Fischer

Munich, Germany, 1958

Lives and works in Munich and Beijing. He defines photography as a medium linked to painting through which he achieves the direct representation of the visible world with the help of digital tools. The two axes that form the backbone of his work are firstly the portrait, and then architecture, making what we cannot see of reality visible, always using resources such as the reduction of the composition and the extension of the format, objectivity both in one genre and the other, or the development of exhaustive series which he abandons and resumes discontinuously, but not seen as repetition but rather as variations on a single theme.

Fischer has exhibited works in the Musée d’art modern de la Ville de Paris (1989, 2007), the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela (2003), the Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich, 2003), the Museo de Arte Contemporánea in Vigo (2008) and the Domus Artium of Salamanca (2011), among others. His work forms part of important collections such as those of the Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Artium de Álava (Vitoria), the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain in Strasbourg, the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (Valencia), the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Vienna) and the musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Works in the collection