Marcel Eichner is German artist who was born in 1977, in Siegburg, Germany. From 1998 to 2004 he studied at the Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, under Professor Jorg Immendorff, and now lives and works in Berlin. Eichner’s paintings have a powerful abstract presence, with a refined sense of color and line, creating a web of intriguing content on a mysterious stage.
There are artists who demonstrate early in life an uncanny feeling for the fluid wanderings of a drawn line which directs their imagination and intimate dreams. Eichner’s line meanders on the canvas, creating as it passes fragile personages and grotesque creatures, and when it rests there is a world filled with nightmarish scenes and mad demons. Fortunately, a glimmer of humor within these complex, imaginative compositions gives us a reprieve from the chaos and intensity within.
It does not feel like a rational, organized universe, but rather one in which everything is in freefall; perspective, scale, objects with an almost manic force running the show. However, the composition and line keep everything under control and balance within the canvases. There are echoes of Grosz, Klee, Ensor.
Evidence of psychological revelations in painting are more in keeping with a 20th century European tradition of analysis, but in this respect Eichner has a connection to Jackson Pollack’s intuitive search for form and line to express his subconscious feelings.
In Marcel Eichner’s paintings, bizarre figures move in surreal rooms. In his complex compositions, familiar settings, quotidian situations and banal storylines constantly reappear. Until now Eichner has positioned his actors predominantly in closed rooms, now he is moving his scenarios outside, in which he depicts fractions of landscapes, lakes, shores or buildings. At the same time he merges quotes of autobiographical and modern or art-historical context, which he sporadically compliments with single words or word creations.
The technical mediums which Marcel Eichner uses are just as multilayered, dynamic and rich in variety as the content of his works. With zeal he welcomes all the different options that painting has to offer. Eichner combines ink with acrylic and gouache, he juxtaposes iridescent primary colors and elsewhere he uses mixed colors which then again melt into each other. White and back accentuate the linear outline of his figures and at the same time are also used dominantly to cover large areas of the paintings in a pictorial way.
Marcel Eichner lives and works in Berlin.
|2014||Marcel Eichner. Act with four legs||Contemporary Fine Arts , Berlin, Germany||Solo|
|2014||Black Market||Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin||Group|
|2014||Spring Group Show||McKee Gallery, New York City, NY||Group|
|2014||Winter Group Show||McKee Gallery, New York City, NY||Group|
|2014||All a Tremulous Heart Requires||ZieherSmith, New York, NY||Group|
|2013||Marcel Eichner||McKee Gallery , New York, USA||Solo|
|2013||The villa Schoningen pictures||Villa Schoningen , Potsdam, Germany||Solo|
|2013||Fall Group Show||McKee Gallery , New York, USA||Group|
|2013||ACCROCHAGE||Contemporary Fine Arts , Berlin, Germany||Group|
|2013||One Fine Day (Auction)||Contemporary Fine Arts , Berlin, Germany||Group|
|2013||Cinque Garzoni II||Piccola Germania - Cinque Garzoni, Venice||Group|
|2013||Symbiosis||Aki Gallery, Taipei||Group|
|2012||Marcel Eichner||Contemporary Fine Arts , Berlin, Germany||Solo|
|2012||KIDS||Contemporary Fine Arts , Berlin, Germany||Group|
|2012||Alles Wasser||Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin||Group|
|2012||SØR Rusche Sammlung: Eros & Thanatos||Werkschauhalle, Leipzig||Group|
|2012||Foreign Excursions||McKee Gallery, New York City, NY||Group|
|2012||Marcel Eichner / Dash Snow||Contemporary Fine Arts , Berlin, Germany||Solo|
|2011||Eye contact, collection SOR Rusche||Anhalt Art Gallery , Dessau, Germany||Group|
|2011||Lets Party For A Piece Of Art||Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich||Group|
|2010||8x Elmer||Contemporary Fine Arts , Berlin, Germany||Solo|
|2010||Self-Consciousness||VW (VeneKlasen / Werner), Berlin, Germany||Group|
|2010||Blickkontakte - Niederländische Portraits des 17.||Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, Dessau||Group|
|2009||People Pictures 1620/2009 - Contemporary portraits encounter old Dutch Portraits||Liesborn Abbey Museum , Wadersloh, Germany||Group|
|2009||Small World||E105 - Berlin , Berlin, Germany||Group|
|2008||Untitled||Electoral gardener's house , Bonn, Germany||Solo|
|2008||Untitled||Gallery at Metropolitan Museum , Dusseldorf , Germany||Solo|
|2008||Project Flux||Art Museum of the Sichuan University , Chengdu, China||Group|
|2008||Demolition Milk||798 Art District, TS1 Gallery , Beijing, China||Group|
|2008||New German Contemporary Art||Aki Gallery, Taipei||Group|
|2007||New Art Show 2007||Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany||Group|
|2007||Work of Class - From monkeys and horses||Ludwig Museum in the German mansion, Koblenz, Germany||Group|
|2007||Itinera Nova||Galerie im Kunsthof Hintersdorf, Berlin (closed)||Group|
|2006||Untitled||Golkar Gallery , Cologne, Germany||Solo|
|2006||Middle||Free Munich and German artistry eV , Munich, Germany||Group|
|2005||Untitled||Henla Gallery , Cologne, Germany||Solo|
|2004||Villa de Bank||Enschede , Netherlands||Solo|
|2004||Fujur im Federbett||Art & Henle, Berlin (closed, 2004)||Group|