Kyle Ethan Fischer





Using imagery from scientific journals, ancient mythology, and his sketchbook, Fischer transfers the images onto the ground of the painting like a map or genetic code. The transfer is important in the process because like DNA each emanates from the same resource material; it is through the process it mutates. Often the image is a copy of a copy of a drawing of a copy of a photo. Like a clone or hidden DNA there is a mutation that alters the work. This “under painting” is the basis upon which Fischer chooses to build allowing portions of the print to appear and disappear. This foundation determines the surface of the work.


 Fischer integrates remnants of his sculptures, ceramic fibers, tintypes and crochet to develop contrasts in texture and on the picture plane. Fischer believes that he is anthropomorphizing the picture plane by creating body identity on a micro scale. The tributaries, seg-ways, and passages may represent topographical views of our earth or an iris, capillary, or neuron. Micro develops a familiar sense of space turned on its side. The Genotype, Reconstruction, Osmosis & Genealogy series reflect his need to reflect metaphors and allude to a narrative of action whether imaginary of based on ground braking scientific technologies as with the nano-tubes tin the Reconstruction series. Debunking the static nature of scientific illustration and creating works which show the function in a more “real” way with the inclusion of metal leaf, metallic pigment, and other inclusions. The works are expressions of energy exchange and relate to his Algonquin heritage’s medicine drawings. Fischer was able to manifest this expression on the cover of Neuron’s special Neurogenetic edition published by Cell Press.

Kyle  Fischer Art © 2014