Martin Eder

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Hyperrealist

    About the artist

    1968: Martin was born in Augsburg

    Martin Eder paints representative Idylls in oil. Recurring motifs are often house pets such as cats, rabbits, poodles or birds, as well as lasciviously semi-clad women's or girls' bodies (Lolita motifs). These naive-kitschy views often conceal details which can irritate the viewers and are intended to lead them to further reflection. The paintings avail themselves of the motifs of postmodern trash, the erotic and Surrealism. They show a contrast between realistically beautiful motifs and their bombastic, surreal antithesis.

    Martin Eder's works had been primarily embraced outside of Germany, where he has had numerous successful exhibitions, before receiving widespread notice in his native land. Today Martin Eder is counted among the most important German contemporary artists.