Santiago Sara Brown, digital image, 2009, 17 x 17 in.
Untitled Greens, digital image, 2010, 20 x 15 in.
Good Grief, digital image, 2010, 16 x 22 in.
Artists Retreat, digital image,2010, 14.7 x 16 in.
Teen Dream, digital image, 2010, 9.8 x 11.3 in.
Cooks Cape, digital image, 2010, 84 x 60 in.
Fungus Philosopher, digital image, 2010, 7.9 x 9.1 in.
Oregon Accidental, digital image, 2010, 15 x 20 in.
Alex Fischer offers a human view of futurist landscapes, a view that explores the ideologies and projections of society through the lens of contemporary art.
Composing his figures and landscapes by assembling a variety of visual and conceptual sources Fischer keeps in mind that ideas of the future are inevitably the fastest to change and maintains that human nature is a fallible and susceptible state.
Technological advancement and machine generations have vastly outpaced the tradition of the average human life. As a society, we have adapted to accept the pace at which vast differences and contrasts will influence our modes of being. All projections of which are unpredictable beyond our present context. Today more than ever before, we situate ourselves less as individuals and more as the product of multiple networks. While this network theory suggests a node’s relationship to other networks is more important than its own uniqueness, we find a backlash of reflection on individual circumstance and identity.
The subjects and characters of Smarter Today are reflections on the syncretism that created them. Their exterior identities have been extricated to include all of their precursors. They are heterogeneous and intermingled with their environments, yet maintain their subjectivity in the face of a post-structuralist world.