Milwaukee ceramist currently residing in France.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 1974-1978
Bachelor of Fine Arts 1978
Carroll College - Waukesha, Wisconsin 1972-1974
In France since 1986, the American artist Wayne Fischer uses the plasticity of porcelain to create profound work which, ranging from containers to sculpture, is an organic ode to the real.
You have to touch Wayne Fischer's pieces. Feel the softness of their skin, slide your fingers over their curves, stroke the slight swelling of the veins and folds, before plunging your hand into the hole, without really knowing what's waiting there, lurking in its depths; bottomless space, an unknown being or just the relief of a smooth, silky mold? The sculptures of Wayne Fischer go beyond words. They are an experience to be lived.
Their forms undulate in space, animated by their own energy, pieces without any beginning or end of an expanding material that appears liable to retract suddenly and be swallowed up by the void, that black hole which they each have inside them and which silently contemplates the spectator. Like any work that speaks via gut feelings rather than going via the head, Fischer's triggers strong feelings among audiences, who either accept it or reject it, instinctively. Its strength lies in its ability to place us face to face with ourselves. For that, there is no need for speeches, drama or cannons...