Martin Eder  (German, 1968) 

Martin Eder (German, b.1968) is a painter best known for depicting house pets and young girls in a realistic, kitschy style. Born in Ausburg, he studied under Eberhard Bosslet (German, b.1953) at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. Like the Contemporary sculptor Jeff Koons (American, b.1955), Eder focuses on the banality of commercial fetishes, but, unlike Koons, Eder conveys an eerie, Surrealist quality in his work. The disturbing, dream-like imagery of Eder’s work is reminiscent of the work of filmmaker and visual artist David Lynch (American, b.1946). Eder creates a world of nightmarish fantasy using saccharine colors and indistinct backgrounds. At the Break of Dawn (2009), for example, depicts a nude woman reclining beside a giant, white, fluffy cat. In Weight, a nude woman’s back is visible, reminiscent of Ingres’ Violin by Man Ray (American, 1890–1976), but here the woman is sitting on a white rabbit. Eder's work has been exhibited at the Kunsthalle Mannheim, the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among other institutions. He lives and works in Berlin.

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Martin Eder, Your Mood Swings


Martin Eder
Your Mood Swings

Hauser & Wirth Zürich London New York
Martin Eder, Untitled (Thoughts Leaving my Head)


Martin Eder
Untitled (Thoughts Leaving my Head)

Rita Krauss Fine Art
Martin Eder, Memoirs of my Nervous Illness


Martin Eder
Memoirs of my Nervous Illness
Martin Eder, Untitled


Martin Eder

Kohn Gallery
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Martin Eder, (I) Untitled (489MEGIRL, 11/03); (ii) Untitled (432MEGIRL, 06/03); (iii) Untitled (411MEGIRL, 04/03); (iv) Untitled (436MEGIRL, 06/03) (4 works)


Martin Eder
(I) Untitled (489MEGIRL, 11/03); (ii) Untitled (432MEGIRL, 06/03); (iii) Untitled (411MEGIRL, 04/03); (iv) Untitled (436MEGIRL, 06/03) (4 works), 2003
watercolor and graphite on paper


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Martin Eder, Head


Martin Eder
Head, 2002
watercolor and pencil on paper


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Martin Eder, Untitled


Martin Eder
Untitled, 2001
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1968   Born in Augsburg, Germany
1986 - 1992   Fachhochschule Augsburg
1993 - 1995   Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg
1995 - 1996   GHK Gesamthochschule Kassel
1996 - 1999   Hochschule für bildende Künste Dresden
2011   Essl Museum, Festival der Tiere, Klosterneuburg, Austria
2010   Anhaltinische Gemäldegalerie, Blickkontakte. Niederländische Portraits des 17, Jahrhunderts im Dialog mit Kunst der Gegenwart, Sammlung SØR Rusche, Dessau, Germany
2010   Galerie EIGEN + ART, Martin Eder, Ugly, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2010   Autocenter, 100th Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
2010   Centre Culturel Suisse, A rebours. Carte blanche à Jean-Christophe Ammann, Paris, France
2009   Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Cocker Spaniel and Other Tools for International Understanding, Kiel, Germany
2009   Pace Wildenstein, Berlin 2000, New York, NY
2009   Galerie Rudolfinum, Undercurrent, Prague, Czech Republic
2009   Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’art contemporain, Great expectations, Contemporary Looks at today’s bitter years, Luxembourg
2009   Hamburger Kunsthalle, Galerie der Gegenwart, MAN SON, Hamburg, Germany
2009   Hauser and Wirth, London, England (solo)
2009   Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Galerie Neue Meister, Der dunkle Grund, Germany (Solo)
2008   Mönchehaus Museum für Moderne Kunst, Martin Eder. Die Armen, Goslar, Germany (Solo)
2008   Kunsthalle Mannheim, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Martin Eder, Fotografie: Die Armen, Germany Netherlands (Solo)
2008   Galerie EIGEN + ART, Sommer bei EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Germany
2007   Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig, Germany (Solo)
2007   Columbus art foundation, anders sehen I-III’, Ravensburg, Germany
2007   Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Schloss Plüschow, Malkunst 2, Bregenz, Austria
2007   Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, zur Zeit – Dresden, Bregenz, Austria
2007   Kunsthalle Mannheim, 100 Jahre Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
2006   Galerie EIGEN + ART, Die Armen, Berlin, Germany (Solo)
2006   Marianne Boesky Gallery, La Paix du Cul, New York, NY (Solo)
2006   MOMA – Museum of Modern Art, Eye on Europe: Prints, Books & Multiples / 1960 to Now, New York, NY
2006   Galerie EIGEN + ART, Landschaft, Berlin, Germany
2006   Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, All the best. The Deutsche Bank Collection and Zaha Hadid, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
2006   Singapore Art Museum, All the best, The Deutsche Bank Collection and Zaha Hadid, Singapore (Travelling Exhibition)
2006   Kunsthalle Mannheim, Full House – Gesichter einer Sammlung, Germany
2006   Gemeentemuseum, Schilderkunst Nederland – Deutschland Malerei, Den Haag, Netherlands
2006   MOCA – The Museum of Contemporary Art, After Cézanne, Los Angeles CA
2005   Prague Biennale, Czech Republic
2005   White Cube Berlin at the former Palast der Republik, 36 × 27 × 10, Germany
2005   Deutsche Guggenheim, 25 Jahre Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany
2005   Zwirner & Wirth, Girls on Film, New York, NY
2005   Galerie EIGEN + ART, Portrait, Berlin, Germany
2004   Art Basel Miami Beach, fade Away – Böse Alphatiere, Miami FL (Solo)
2004   Kunstverein Lingen, Die Kalte Kraft, Germany (Sol)
2004   Galerie EIGEN + ART, ...the Afterlife, Berlin, Germany (Solo)
2003   Phantasie der Erwachsenen, Kunstverein Potsdam
2003   All that senseless beauty, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig
2002   My blood is honey, Frederick Freiser Gallery, New York, NY
2002   The return of the Anti – Soft, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Germany
2001   Forever Isn’t Very Long, Städtische Kunstsammlung Augsburg
2001   BadStar, Büro für Kunst Dresden
2001   Something Slightly Different-From the Beginning After the End, Oktogon, HfBK