Written by Daan Rombaut
Born in 1973 in Switzerland, Urs Fischer now lives in New York and Los Angeles. Fischer is known for his subversive approach to art and is often considered to be influenced by anti-art movements as Neo-Dada, Lost Art or the Situationist International. Since he started showing his work in the mid-nineteen-nineties in Europe, he has produced a massive amount of objects, drawings, collages, and room-sized installations. The following series is part of his ‘problem paintings’ in which he creates paintings of people through history with a hard boiled egg masking their faces.