Johansson Projects presents Into the Blue, a solo show by Matthew F Fisher. Part moony Florida evenings, part castaway, part neo-pastel, part noir, part performative water works, part astro-physic--all of Fisher's paintings approach the perfect through the imperfect. There's a level of completeness, of polish, of finish to each painting, while still basking in the hand drawn.
Evoking the graphic tendencies of 1970s landscapes, the paintings of Matthew F. Fisher resonate with a kind of uncertain nostalgia, simultaneously occupying a bygone era of aesthetics and contemporary painting. These highly stylized works draw comparisons to the strange surrealism of Magritte, with undulating water and haloed moonlight as recurring motifs.