Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl, Ten Breaths: Tumbling Woman II, 2007. Cast bronze 66 x 120 x 66 cm (26 x 47.5 x 26 in.) Edition 9. Courtesy of Jablonka Gallery, Cologne.


Today i wish i could travel to Cologne to see this: Eric Fischl: Tumbling Woman. On view at Jablonka Galerie, Böhm Chapel, Cologne until November 13, 2011.

Additional images via Eric Fischl.com.

Eric Fischl, Untitled, 2001. Watercolor on Paper. 40 x 60 inches. All images © Eric Fischl 2010, All Rights Reserved

Eric Fischl, The Travel of Romance, Scene II, 1994. Oil on Linen. 45 x 70 inches. All images © Eric Fischl 2010, All Rights Reserved

Eric Fischl, April in Paris, 1998. Oil on Linen. 61 x 71 inches. All images © Eric Fischl 2010, All Rights Reserved

Eric Fischl, Birth of Love (2nd Version), 1987. Oil on Canvas. 108 x 106 inches. All images © Eric Fischl 2010, All Rights Reserved

Eric Fischl, The Travel of Romance, Scene I, 1994. Oil on Canvas. 58 x 65 inches. All images © Eric Fischl 2010, All Rights Reserved

From a 2002 interview with David Rakoff about Tumbling Woman:

David Rakoff: Maybe the problem is that some have interpreted this body twisting in freefall as a piece of grim, plastic photojournalism.

Eric Fischl: One might see a moment of impact in a kind of way that implies brain splattering, a graphic moment there. The thing is that if you look at the piece itself, it feels like a dream in which somebody is floating. There’s no weight there that is sending the crushing, rippling current back through the body as it hits a solid mass. It feels more like tumbleweed, even though it’s a massive sculpture. So somebody else looking at it might say, “God, it reminds me of falling in a dream right before I wake up.” Both of those are probably correct.

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