Urs Fischer was born in 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland. He studied photography at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich, and moved to Amsterdam in 1993. He had his fist solo show in Zurich in 1996 and currently works out of his studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Until recently, Fischer's work was relatively unknown outside of Europe. His first New York museum show was at the New Museum in 2009. Fischer's work is characterized by a consideration of the nature of substances, the act of making, and an incorporation of a wide variety of materials, and he explores the classical genres of art history using modern methods. Fischer is represented by Sadie Coles HQ in London and Gavin Brown's enterprise in New York.
Urs Fischer: Beds and Problem Paintings corresponds to the exhibition of the same name held at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles in early 2012. It was published by Rizzoli New York in September 2012, and was written by the artist Adam McEwen.
Urs Fischer: Beds and Problem Paintings is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: Art