Screen rulings and photo motifs
Since 2003 Bernd Fischer has owned a computer and a digital camera. He experience with both has led to a long-term change in his attitude towards today's task of painting and photography. The use of highly developed technical and industrial production options in the making of his first large glass painting (2004) has also left traces in his work.
In his painting Bernd Fischer began to focus more intensely on the grid widths, using photographically recorded material and selecting intimate picture formats. Once again he considered landscapes and nude motifs as possible image motifs within his work.
Radiological motifs since 1990
In 1990 the first radiological motifs appeared in Bernd Fischer's world of images. They continued to influence his work strongly for more than 12 years. Bernd Fischer explains his interest in electromagnetic radiation imagery through its sophisticated way of reproducing levels of reality which are never visible to the human eye. The fact that this reality lies within ourselves, that it contains individual, generally human and timelessly existential facts raises the appeal these images have for the artist.
Bernd Fischer applies the enlarged and screened X-ray images in a great variety of colors onto the picture carrier with a silk screen technique. In his paintings the printed images penetrate one another with different levels of color and motifs. A colorful organism results in which transparent, covered and covering levels interact with one another. (L.G.)