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Martin Eder
Martin Eder


As a painter and musician Martin Eder, who is a charismatic figure from the Berlin art scene, develops a pictorial work that combines kitsch, eroticism and mythological figures.

Martin Eder Exorcism, 2017
© Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 / Martin Eder

Known for his brightly coloured paintings of pets or girls in suggestive poses, he portrays a singular universe in which his realistic style and classical compositions are combined in a dream world which is often disturbing.

Like his last exhibition, whose title La vida es sueño (Life Is a Dream) was borrowed from the famous metaphysical play by Calderón, his most recent work explores the relationship between dream and reality and states of consciousness that oscillate between these two dimensions.

As a founding member of the black metal group Ruin, Martin Eder reveals a darker side in his musical performances of doom-laden sounds, like the hidden face of his pictorial universe. His exhibition P5IGYKC at Mudam Luxembourg will bring together these different aspects of his practice.


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