Vernon Fisher is a Design Tonic favorite. The multi media, large scale works he creates have inspired a style that is seen more so in todays modern ad work and graphic design. His unruly approach towards traditional composition and material use is still very contemporary even in 2011.
Vernon Fisher began making art on a professional basis in the 1970s. Influenced by Los Angeles artists Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, and William Wegman, his attraction to mixed-media installations that combine written text, photography, and found objects links him to conceptual art. His works are visual narratives, using slang and colloquial language, that explore the nature of storytelling. Drawing his subjects from everyday observations and childhood experiences, his stories are ambiguous in meaning. Seeing the symbols and signs of society as culturally constructed, with underlying political and economic implications. - The Modern