Martin Eder, Stagnancy via Hauser & Wirth
Works of Berlin-based artist Martin Eder are currently showing at Hauser & Wirth. This is the first UK exhibition of the artist. Displaying the dialogue between culture and kitsch, a suite of Martin Eder’s new paintings may be perceived initially as bordering on perverse; yet a closer and collective examination of his work reveals a somewhat surrealistic world, where the vocabulary established is translated into the themes of fear and desire. Coinciding with the exhibition occupying two floors of the Old Bond Street gallery in London, was a concert performed by Martin Eder’s alter-ego Richard Ruin at Hoxton Hall on September 11, 2009. The show runs through September 26, 2009.
Martin Eder (Press Release) [Hauser & Wirth]
Exhibition Preview: Martin Eder, London [Guardian UK]
Hauser & Wirth announces the first UK exhibition of the Berlin-based Artist Martin Eder [Art Knowledge News]
The Figure and Dr Freud Group show at Haunch of Venison [ArtObserved]
Martin Eder, Night via Hauser & Wirth
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Martin Eder, Gravitation via Hauser & Wirth
Born in 1968 in Germany, Martin Eder was brought up in Catholic Bavaria. His work has been featured in shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. He had participated in Documenta X in Kassel, Germany, and Art Basel in Miami. The haunting world that is created in the recurring subjects of Martin Eder’s semi-surrealistic work, is manifested more distinctly when considering each painting as a snapshot of a shared, panoptic vision of the whole. Similarly those themes that the artist confronts are not repetitive, but rather shared. Martin Eder displays some of the most banal, yet challenging boundaries in the artistic practice: undressed as opposed to nude, arousal as opposed to death, while investigating the bases of art historical culture and kitsch.
Martin Eder, Ascent via Hauser & Wirth
Martin Eder, Weight via Hauser & Wirth
Martin Eder, The Pale Dance via Hauser & Wirth
Martin Eder, Friendship via Hauser & Wirth