Review: Forget sexy. Eric Fischl paints the dark dramas amid all that skin – Los Angeles Times

The scantily clad bodies in Eric Fischl’s paintings at the L.A. gallery Sprüth Magers seem so sunny and appealing. But take a closer look.
— Read on www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-07-16/eric-fischl-review-sprueth-magers

Nothing is innocent in Fischl’s images. People pose. People preen. Naked protagonists bend their limbs and contort their torsos as if their goal is to press as much flesh as they can against the picture plane — up close but hardly personal.