Zhu Zhu # 4088.
Dimensions: 141 x 162 cm.
Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
Architecture and the portrait (both individual and collective) are the two mainstays of the work of Roland Fischer. Produced in 2007, Zhu Zhu # 4088 forms part of an extensive group of large-format female portraits, “Chinese Pool Portraits”, the composition of which reminds us of the series “Los Angeles Portraits” (1989-1993): on this occasion the model, is submerged in the water of a pool created inside two studios in Beijing and Shanghai. In this way Fischer limits the attention paid to the female face, and he also uses an infinite monochrome background. He isolates her from their geographical context and suspends her in time and space, abandoning any kind of individual reference.