Eric Fischl: Rooms for the Illicit

Eric Fischl is for painting what John Updike is for literature. His paintings depict the black chasms lurking behind the cool facades of the American suburbs. Torn between middle class life and secret desires, his figures seem to move in a constant trance - at the swimming pool, on the beach, or in the modernist ambience of their homes. Cheryl Kaplan spoke with the New York artist.


Portrait: Anna Orlikowska

Anna Orlikovska is young, shy, and fascinated by morbidity. In addition to this, Deutsche Bank awarded her its Artists' Grant for Young Polish Artists in Berlin. Here, in her huge photographs, she continues in her attempts to record the presence of a world beyond physical reality. Jutta von Zitzewitz and Achim Drucks visited the artist in her temporary studio.


What are you doing this summer?

We know what you' re doing this summer! You can' t tie yourself down with art and curators in the boiling heat - you also have to flee the city once in a while. Or maybe not? Exclusively for db artmag, ten international artists confess their plans for the hottest time of the year. Where are you going to relax, go swimming, or grill your sardines? And do you even feel like looking at exhibitions?


On the Road/ Off the Road

Sometimes, the most beautiful flowers bloom in hiding. Or they' re so magnificent that they can hardly be overlooked. Whether it's the "Museum of Bad Art" in Boston or "The Guggenheim Collection in Bonn" - db artmag examines the global art highlights this summer and has put together six diversified trips for you to enjoy. Relish the art, travel, and culinary pleasures awaiting you!


Long Hot Summer

Everything seems to move somewhat slower in the summer heat, and while you’re sweating in the office, the yearning grows for wide open spaces, the sea, relaxation, and culture. That’s why db artmag has taken off on a trip through the art summer – to people, places, and events you should get to know. +++ People are relaxing at the pool, enjoying themselves on the beach, or fleeing into cool interiors shaded by Venetian blinds. In Eric Fischl’s paintings, summer never seems to end. His paintings exude a heat that intensifies the private dramas and complications they describe. Exclusively for db artmag, Cheryl Kaplan visited Fischl in his New York studio for a conversation. +++ Anna Orlikovska is young, shy, and fascinated by morbidity. She’s also received an artists’ grant for young Polish artists, awarded by Deutsche Bank. db artmag visited the artist in her studio in the garden city of Atlantic. +++ Survey: should we go to the museum, or are we better off on the beach? Ten international artists disclose their plans for the hottest time of the year. +++ Whether it’s the “Museum of Bad Art” in Boston or “The Guggenheim Collection in Bonn” – db artmag examines the global art highlights this summer and has put together six diversified trips for you to enjoy. Don’t forget your travel guide – and relish the art, travel, and culinary pleasures awaiting you. Bon Voyage!