until 01.07. | #3933ARTatBerlin | Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin shows from 01. June 2023 the exhibition “Elysium” of the artist Martin Eder.
It’s as if someone switched on the light in Martin Eder’s pictures. Rather than darkened by an ominous storm, the pictures in the exhibition Elysium at Galerie EIGEN + ART glow from within. Usually unclothed human figures or animals with fur or feathers (in this case, mostly the cute, cuddly sort) look at us from Eder’s paintings, but this time they do so always in fifty pastel shades. At first glance, they seem to lack every kind of darkness. But apart from the colors, something here is fundamentally different from before. Instead of exploring frightening corporeal-psychological states of emergency, Eder now enters Elysium – the Island of the Blessed, as described in Greek mythology. It is Paradise. Once one reaches it, healing, happiness, and idyll are in sight. Finally salvation. (…)
Text extract Anne Waak.
Martin Eder, Elysium, ©EIGEN + ART berlin
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.
Opening: Thursday, 1. June 2023, 5pm – 8pm
Exhibition dates: Thursday, 1. June until Saturday, 1. July 2023To the Gallery
Image caption: Martin Eder, Elysium, ©EIGEN + ART berlin
Exhibition Martin Eder – Galerie EIGEN + ART | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Ausstellungen Berlin Galerien | ART at Berlin