Lola Fischer is a painter and graphic artist. She works in many different mediums and techniques.
Lola’s works have their own distinctive artistic language and expression. What makes her works easily recognizable are brilliant, vivid colours and individual, expressive form. The main inspiration for her artworks is the condition of human being and its complexity. Then, the observations are transformed into unique, abstract compositions.
In 2008, Lola Fischer was one of five Polish artists selected to take part in a prestigious artistic event – Third International Art Beijing Biennial 2008 „Colours and Olympics” in China. Her works were also exhibited during Beijing International Exhibition „Olympic Fine Arts 2008” in China International Exhibition Center and Tai Miao Museum in Beijing. In 2017 she was invited to take part in the Personal Structures exhibition in the context of Venice Biennale 2017, organized by MEADOWS Europe in the cooperation with GAA (Global Art Affairs) Foundation and European Cultural Centre in Palazzo Mora ( Venice, Italy). In 2018 Lola Fischer was honoured to take part in the Salon des Beaux Arts exhibition, organised by the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts in Carrousel du Louvre (Paris, France) , In collaboration with MEADOWS.
Lola Fischer has exhibited her works in Poland, France, China, England, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Indonesia, Spain, Lebanon, Macedonia, Finland, Croatia, Greece, Bangladesh, USA.
Her works are in the permanent collections in The Olympics Museum in Lausanne (Switzerland);
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (Kyoto International Woodprint Association Collection) in Kyoto ( Japan);
Postal Museum in Finland; North Art Space Gallery in Jakarta ( Indonesia); Prints for Peace Collection in Monterrey ( NL México ) and in Museum of Engraving Collection – Paleologi Castle in Acqui Terme in Italy. Her works are in private collections in Poland, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, USA and United Arab Emirates.
Lola Fischer is a member of OFAA ( Olimpia Fine Artists Association) since 2010. She is a schoolarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for 2020.
When was the first time you felt like you were an artist?
I think I felt it for the first time when I was three. I believe that was the starting point where I began gathering my artistic fascinations. All of these inspirations were focused on art from the very beginning.
I was changing art disciplines throughout the years, but all this time since early childhood I have constantly been drawing and painting. When I was a teenager, I remember going to the exhibition of a great Polish artist, Danuta Leszczyńska-Kluza. What I saw there moved me deeply. An artist and a woman, she was such a huge inspiration for me that I’ve decided to become a visual artist myself.
Now, I am using all of my fascinations and skills from other disciplines like ballet dance, music, theater and cinema as inspirations for my visual art projects.
What would you say is the underlying thread that connects your work?
A human being and its complexity, human condition, social contexts, and psychological mechanisms are all in the background of my work. I am also interested in human surroundings, patterns in the world, nature, and universe that can be applied in human life.
What is the most satisfying part of your practice?
It’s the moment of finishing up the artwork. It really is a revealing moment, a certain point where expectations meet reality. And it is always quite surprising. Some parts of that process are intentional and some are the result of experiments. The final effect is a mix of those two elements. At the end of that process, I always learn something new about myself.
I also like to observe how viewers react to my artworks. I love to learn about their impressions and interpretations of my work. Real art comes to life when my own expression resonates with someone else’s perception and the way she sees the world. This is so insightful and inspirational. It is important for me that my work is living its own life.
Tell us about a turning point in your artistic journey and/or career.
I think it was when I switched to large-scale works. That gave me some kind of freedom and momentum at the same time. In a way, it was the matter of circumstances I was living in. I lived in a small apartment that used to be my studio. When working on the larger formats, I was painting on the floor, and I couldn’t roll out the entire canvas at once. So I was painting in batches. That experience taught me to experiment, improvise, and be bold.
Another experience that happened to be a turning point in my art journey was when I had my child. I realized how challenging it could be for many other women that struggle because of life circumstances they have. That’s when I painted the series “Try to walk in my shoes” and I became more interested in social issues and feministic matters.
A turning point in my career was when I was selected to take part in Beijing Art Biennale during the Olympics in 2008. It was a huge artistic event with many distinguished artists from all around the world, and also a beginning of a great journey that led up to many other stunning projects.
If you could show your work anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I think many of us artists would like to show their art in the most prestigious galleries in the world, and it would be insincere to say otherwise. But I also dream about showing my artworks in the street, in large scale, using modern technologies, so it could be available to everyone, not only guests of galleries and exhibition viewers.
I would really like my artworks to interact with people in public spaces. That would be an exciting experience and I hope that it would be possible in the near future.