The Bernier/Eliades Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new artworks from artist Berta Fischer (b. 1973, Bad Urach, Germany). Her sculptures have a sense of movement and transformation, and she plays with light and space to create an interactive experience for the viewer.


Each of the sculptures emerged through a multi-layered process involving CAD drawings, computer-controlled laser cutting and hand modelling. In this way, Fischer highlights the properties of the material. Her sculptures are the result of a patient process of bending and folding Perspex plates and resemble images of frozen movements, both moving and still, fragile and unyielding.


Some of her other sculptures – reminiscent of the sinuous lines of folded Perspex plates – are interwoven with fabric threads. While her acrylic glass works achieve an impression of condensed space, the meshes in her neon sculptures evoke complex surfaces that suggest an idea of entanglement.


Berta Fischer’s transparent, fluorescent and colourful works evoke an unfamiliar, seemingly dreamlike landscape composed of natural forms. Shapes are deformed in her sculptures, solidified and fluidized, stabilized and dissolved. This is, after all, the philosophy of Fischer’s work: transformation, which gives her sculpture the character of a joyful wandering.


She has exhibited her work in various places including, SCAD Museum of Art (USA), La Friche, Marseille (France), Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (Germany), Sara Hildén Art Museum (Finland) and ZKM (Germany). Her work is part of the Migros Museum Collection (Zürich, Switzerland), Museum Ludwig (Cologne, Germany), amongst others.


We invite you to explore the relationship between space and form in the works of Berta Fischer at the Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Brussels from May 30 until July 6.