Ohne Titel. Um 1950s. Oil on canvas. Not in Wedewer. Not in Fischer. Signed lower right. Verso with inscription. 100.5 x 81 cm (39.5 x 31.8 in). [EL]. Fleischmann's buzzing compositions from the 1950s, usually dominated by shades of blue, are the artist's most sought after works on the international auction market. We are grateful to Dr. Alfred M. Fischer, Ainring, for his kind expert advice.
Fleischmann's abstract works consist of two components. On the one hand there is the surface's clear color structure, and, on the other hand, an indifferent, almost mystical statement, both clash in the loose interplay of dispersed color forms. One could call it a sort of constructive divisionism, but only when regarding Fleischmann's work from a mere optical perspective. But there has always been more to it. Fleischmann is a romantic among the artists of constructive abstraction. While others use a gestural verve as a means of expression, the artist's does so through the subtle usage of colors. Despite all apparent construction, a meditative element prevails. It allows the composition to go beyond all formal aspects and to deeply enter the observer's conscience.