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  • Smarter Today
  • Smarter Today offers a human view of futurist landscapes, a view that explores the ideologies and projections of society through the lens of contemporary art.

    Alex Fischer composes his figures and landscapes by assembling a variety of visual and conceptual sources. Keeping in mind that ideas of the future are inevitably the fastest to change, Fischer 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.
  • Cooks Cape
    25200 x 18000 pixels (84 x 60 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • The Invisible Man Returns
    7680 x 11486 pixels (32 x 47.9 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • Fungus Philosopher
    1891 x 2174 pixels (7.9 x 9.1 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • Artists Retreat
    3536 x 3840 pixels (14.7 x 16 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • Figure Head
    13680 x 13200 pixels (57 x 55 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • Dweller
    5782 x 6667 pixels (9.8 x 11.3 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • Teen Dream
    2352 x 2712 pixels (9.8 x 11.3 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • Good Grief
    3840 x 5280 pixels (16 x 22 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • Bring Home the Bacon
    6000 x 4500 pixels (20 x 15 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • Trouble on Volcano Sundae
    3536 x 3840 pixels (14.7 x 16 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • Three Fates
    25208 x 16440 pixels (92 x 60 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • Untitled Greens
    6000 x 4500 pixels (20 x 15 inches)
    digital image, 2010
  • Monster Mash
    2362 x 2717 pixels (7.9 x 9.1 inches)
    digital image, 2010