* 1968 Augsburg - lebt und arbeitet in Berlin
Martin Eder counts among the most important representatives of contemporary figurative art.
Martin Eder was born in Augsburg in 1968. He attended the University of Applied Science in his hometown between 1986 and 1992, in 1993 he received a diploma in communication design. Afterwards Martin Eder studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg between 1993 and 1995. In the following Martin Eder studied at the University of Kassel (1995/96) and the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (1996-1999), where Martin Eder was master student of Eberhard Bosslet between 1999 and 2001, who holds the chair for sculpting and spatial conception.
Martin Eder is a remarkably versatile artist, who shows great poise in making paintings and works on paper, but also in the art of photography and sculpting. For his paintings Martin Eder often uses (collaged) photographs. Martin Eder predominantly arranges female bodies and pets – cutes cats, rabbits or dogs - in dream-like and surreal compositions, which touch the realms of kitsch with an ironic wink.
Works by Martin Eder are on display in numerous international exhibitions. For example "Martin Eder: Der dunkle Grund" at the 'Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau' in Dresden (2009) or the exhibition "Martin Eder. Fotografie: die Armen", shown at the Kunsthalle Mannheim and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague in 2008. Works by Martin Eder are also in possession of the renowned New York Museum of Modern Art.
Martin Eder lives and works in Berlin.