Martin Eder

Suche, 2015

900* Euro

Martin Eder (*1968 in Augsburg, Germany, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) has become known for his paintings that depict seemingly trivial subjects with extreme painterly perfection. His works trigger associations with classical art history as well as with our present-day popular mainstream culture. His pictures go the absolute limits of what is deemed as good taste and beyond. With the photograph Suche (Search), Eder composed a classical gaze triangle reminding one of Edouard Manet’s Un bar aux Folies Bergère or Jeff Wall’s Picture for Women. A scantily clad young woman confronts the gaze of the viewer through a handheld mirror. Her Lolita-like attire and posture stresses the voyeuristic character of the photo. At the same time, the mirror in her hand symbolizes the model’s self-awareness of being both an object and a subject that also observes the artist and the audience and thus takes on an active part in the constellation. 

  • Exhibitions:
  • 2015
  • Kunstverein in Hamburg (G)
    Galerie Eigen+Art, Berlin (E)
  • 2013
  • Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India (E)
    Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, Schweiz (E)
    Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (G)
    Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Schweiz (G)
  • 2012
  • Asymmetry, Galerie Eigen+Art, Berlin (E)
    Klosterneuburg, Österreich (G)