Martin Eder - NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale New York Saturday, March 6, 2010 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig; Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden; Private Collection

  • Artist Biography

    Martin Eder

    • 1986

    Martin Eder's disturbing oil paintings examine the interaction of beauty and ugliness and are
    shown next to cute kittens and cuddly puppies, candid nudes in eerie, surreal encounters. In
    an almost scientific way, Eder has devoted himself to this since the beginning of his career
    exploring the illusory possibilities of painting and their meaning. Inspired by different streams
    of art history, including baroque and surrealism, represent his paintings the sentimental, the
    filthy, and the sublime side by side, forming the imagery of the classical History painting new.
    Eder breaks the generally accepted notions of what "fine art" should be and undermines
    conventional hierarchies of images and subjects. If you are looking for answers you are out of
    place in Eder's cosmos. But one encounters a silent guest – the uncanny.


    "Bodies are sold, they are abused, they are twisted, they are reinvented, they are drained, they
    are dragged around, thrown into cavities and left alone, locked in wrong perceptions, full of
    attitudes and fears. The spiritual part of it is, that your actions can only be controlled by a very
    strong mind, which is your spirit." Martin Eder


    Martin Eder is based in Berlin and graduated from HfBK Dresden in 2001.
     

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Two works: Untitled (Woman) and Untitled (Cat)

2001; 2000

Watercolor and graphite on paper.

11 x 8 3/4 in. (27.9 x 22.2 cm) and 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm).

Signed and dated “Martin Eder 2001” lower left and signed and dated “M. Eder 00” lower right.

Estimate
$7,000 - 9,000 

NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale

6 March 2010
New York