Lior Immanuel Fischer: Multi-talented Artist
Lior Immanuel Fischer is from Zurich, Switzerland and is involved in all types of activities, which truly makes him multi-talented! His art has been featured in exhibitions and publications, plus his art page has over 35,000 followers.
Jessica Gilbert: Lior, thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to do an interview for TSM.
Lior Immanuel Fischer: The pleasure is mine.
Jessica Gilbert: As I know, you are a man who entertains diverse activities and an extraordinary artist. What was it originally, that peaked your interest in the world of art? When did you start?
Lior Immanuel Fischer: My fascination for art started at a very young age. When I work on pieces of art, it is a very intense experience and I have many memories from my childhood working on different art projects and competitions.
Lior Immanuel Fischer: I started experimenting with painting and sculpturing when I was about five years of age. I can remember one of my first abstract paintings, I split the Canvas into about thirty-two squares and painted a different composition in each one. When I was eleven I got involved with silk painting. I remember very well where and when I painted my first silk art piece. It’s in my gallery and called Waterfall. I very much enjoyed exploring my creativity through this and always enjoyed art as long as I can remember. This is just who I was all my life, an affection that has not diminished.
Lior Immanuel Fischer: At around eleven, I participated in an Art School. After several interactions with silk painting I developed a passion for it. After I decided to take part in a silk painting class, that school placed me in a course with adults because an older age group was more suiting. After participating in the art classes and learning different techniques and methods, soon I started to develop my own techniques and ways to paint. I started mixing different chemicals and colours to create new effects. Soon the other students took interest. I was asked to showcase my art in the schools restaurant and lounge for an art exhibition. This was my first experience in exhibiting my art and showing it to a wider audience. The many years to follow I would develop my skills working with different media and art tools, participate in exhibitions, art projects and further define my style.
Lior Immanuel Fischer: The art always had more value to me than money. I had many requests to sell my paintings to doctors and bankers when I was around twelve, but no matter how many thousands of Dollars they offered me, I always rejected the offers. My emotional connection was too strong and I simply could not separate from my art. They were part of who I was and I could not give them away.
Soon I started painting ties, bow ties, cases for glasses, pillow cases, silk scarves, umbrellas and all kind of things. People would ask me to make them special ties and scarves for themselves, or in order to present them as birthday gifts. I can remember a special tie I made for a lawyer who loved the Rolling stones; it was a blue tie with the rolling stones symbol on it. A pulled out tongue and blue shiny fireworks around it. During this time I was at the gymnasium in Switzerland and the class teacher ordered a tie from me as well. When I look back to this times they make me smile. I don’t think everyone can say that they’ve sold to their teacher. 🙂 My bow ties became very popular, and a shop owner I knew asked me to display them in her clothing store, so I let her sell them as well.
Lior Immanuel Fischer: Colours have a very strong impact on human emotion. Each colour has a different effect on us and can create a different mood. When I mix my colours I think of what mood I want to create and how I want the viewer to feel when looking at my painting. Often you will discover in my art a hidden deeper message or something to further think about.
Jessica Gilbert: Who are some of your favourite artists?
Lior Immanuel Fischer: Chagall, Hundert Wasser, Van Gough, Margret, Gauguin, Monet, Leonardo Da Vinci, Andy Warhol, Munch and Dali had a strong impact on me.
Lior Immanuel Fischer: I have been doing art photography for quiet some time. Around seven years ago though, I started to get more into photography when I was doing photo shoots for music artists, designing CD Covers and writing lyrics.
Jessica Gilbert: Tell us about Modern Art Online, and art publications.
Lior Immanuel Fischer: Modern Art Online started around five years ago when I decided to produce lithographs of my paintings. It is a virtual gallery where people can view modern art and purchase it.
Latest publication featuring my work is in the OCTOBER 1st 2013 publication of “GOLF SAYINGS: wit & wisdom of a good walk spoiled” It is the second publication in a book, sold internationally, including my art work.
Jessica Gilbert: You also are part of a magazine called The Spotlight Magazine (in English) and are an event planer. Tell us about the magazine, how long has it been out and how often do articles come out?
Lior Immanuel Fischer: The Spotlight Magazine is a Swiss Magazine, in German, its called Im Scheinwerfer. Im Scheinwerfer started five years ago in Zurich, Switzerland – www.imscheinwerfer.ch; it was the first Swiss online critic magazine for musicals. Several years later, we now offer a wide range of reviews about the newest events: From musicals to opera, from concerts to film, and more. I write reviews and additionally hold Interviews with prominent individuals. Our magazine Imscheinwerfer brings out articles on a regular basis in German. We also conduct articles in English for our International readers. We are currently writing reviews on shows and events in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, London, New York and Los Angeles.
Lior Immanuel Fischer: It’s been my passion for many years to sing, write poetry and song lyrics. My parents are both lawyers, but my father and my mother have both been into arts. My mother sang opera and did ballet dancing. And I used to wake up to Chopin played by my mother on her piano.
My father would repeatedly take me along to musical shows around the world. I think my passion for music started back then and I can recall how I started memorizing all the lyrics to Les Misérables. I liked the lyrics very much and identified with them. Song lyrics have always been an inspiration for me and there is much one can learn from certain song lyrics about life. I started to get more into songwriting professionally, after one of my poems and song lyrics, “Addicted to Paradise” won an award in a worldwide writing competition. Writing is a way for me to express my feelings and my thoughts. I am currently working on a number of exciting projects.
Lior Immanuel Fischer: Due to my art work and research on how colours affect the human mind. I would like to encourage the opening of Art Therapy institutions around the world; to help children and adults suffering, in order to handle there difficulties and health problems. It is my plan for the future to get more involved in PR stunts and to do art projects that span entire cities.
Jessica Gilbert: What is one of your favourite quotes (or lines) that inspires you?
Lior Immanuel Fischer: I especially like one quote I have once written: “Everything is and one day was, so don’t waste your life before it’s the past.”
Jessica Gilbert: Thanks again for doing this interview. It has been such a pleasure interviewing you, and wish you the best of luck with everything in the future.
Lior Immanuel Fischer: Thank You. I enjoyed doing this interview with you, and if any of your readers are interested to know more about my work, or to connect with me feel free to contact me through my Facebook page – www.facebook.com/modernartlf