Rita Fischer

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Rita Fischer was born in Young (Uruguay) in 1972. Between 2000 and 2012, she lived and worked in Paris and Berlin. She is currently based in Montevideo (Uruguay).

Rita Fischer’s work can be associated with a renewed approach to the landscape tradition, although the horizon and perspective, the fundamental and defining elements of the genre, are not present in her paintings. The artist uses the tonal variety and chromatic complexity to represent elements of nature: plants, branches, leaves or tree bark that remind of the indigenous forests of the Uruguayan countryside. Yet far from seeking realism, these elements and signs do not provide a complete representation of these thickets, and the feeling of symbiosis in the face of nature does not seem to come. On the contrary, these signs are linked and completed by purely abstract elements, such as the large marks and colour planes which have a significant place in Rita Fischer’s works.

Rita Fischer is the winner of numerous international awards: Second National Prize for Visual Arts Linda Kohen (Uruguay, 2018); FEFCA Scholarship Fund Prize for artistic creation (Uruguay, 2012); Salon de Montrouge Prize (France, 2005); ​​Paul Cézanne Prize (Uruguay, 2000); Mercosur ArteBA First International Prize (Buenos Aires, 2000), among many others.

Her work was included in numerous personal exhibitions: “Umbral”, Museo Solari, Fray Bentos, Uruguay (2018); “Sharing the Beauty”, China Millennium Monument Museum, Beijing, China (2017); “NOVUS”, Contemporary Art Space, Montevideo, Uruguay (2017), “No Place”, Atchugarry Foundation, Punta del Este, Uruguay and Museo Nacional de Artes Visules, Montevideo, Uruguay (2013), “Deriva”, Galerie Jeune Création, Paris, France (2009).

Her work was featured in Bienal Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2019); the 2nd Montevideo Biennial “500 years of future” (2015). Rita Fischer represented Uruguay at the 2nd  Mercosur Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1999.







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