March / April 2019

Avlskarl Gallery is pleased to present Andi Fischer’s (b.1987) first solo show in Copenhagen. In an exhibition entitled Han Tænkte Alt, Fischer presents new paintings and collages.

At a first glance, Fischer’s works appear to be created in a kindergarten. Fischer refuses, charmingly, to live up to rules of perspective or correctly rendered proportionality. What we see are engagement and emotional qualities hard to put into words. The works are underpinned by spontaneous abstraction, recalling Michael Krebber’s unfinished aesthetic and a kind of modern action painting. They were made with a high degree of intensity with the lines clearly marked and roughly picked out – like a child starting and stopping at high speed.

There is a rare vulnerability in the works – a flagrant lack of perfection renders them human and oddly exposed. The works actively go against what people would expect, thereby playing with disappointment as a factor. The magic in children’s drawings is precisely embedded in the ability to engage with a world not troubled by physical rules, but working with unique shapes and colours which do not necessarily match reality. Fischer work with a unique aesthetic in his works – his paintings are emptied of traditional symbols and a new reality emerges where viewers need to make up their own minds.