Urs Fischer
Photo by Bill Pollard
Urs Fischer
Urs Fischer, Site-specific installation in the pediatric inpatient unit of the Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, 2016-2017
Urs Fischer
Urs Fischer
Urs Fischer

Urs Fischer (b. 1973, Zurich, Switzerland) explores the potential of materials to create works that amaze and bewilder the viewer. Through scale distortion, illusion, and the juxtaposition of common objects, his sculptures, paintings, and large-scale installations explore themes of perception and representation while maintaining witty and humorous undertones.

“I think art works best in people’s memories. For me, it’s not just the act of going to see it on the wall…in the memory, with all the things you’ve heard about it, all the stories, art becomes this great, rich, flexible thing.”

The artist lives and works between Los Angeles and New York City. Solo exhibitions of the artist’s work include Sadie Coles HQ, London (2021); The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT (2019); Gagosian, Beverly Hills and Paris (2019); Gagosian, New York (2018); Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (2017), among many others. Fischer collaborated with RxArt on our project at Cedars-Sinai’s Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center in Los Angeles, CA in 2017.