Martin Eder: In the Flesh
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The recent work of Martin Eder is noted to be 'large-scale gray-greenish worn-out bodies, with the complexion of the underbelly of dead fish,' as the artist says himself. 'A rainbow coloured butt presents itself as a slimy, shimmering counterdraft to media role models, and lost diet competitions and neverending castings. In the paintings it is not the beautiful who dream through the cosmos, but realistic bodies bearing the marks of life. Bodies with all their wrinkles and dimples, their straggly hair and damaged nail polish. The female protagonists are taken from Martin Eder oeuvre of nude photography which he has worked on since 2003.