b. 1967, Germany

Michaela Eichwald Biography

With a background in philosophy Michaela Eichwald has been an artist, writer and protagonist of the Cologne art scene since the 1990s. It is only relatively recently that she has begun to venture regularly into gallery spaces with her multi-disciplinary work. Her neo-bohemian bricolaged sculptures and paintings suggest life beyond their simple means. The artist's New York début show, 'Ergriffenes Dasein: Artist Writer Mentalist?', included such reconfigured found objects as metal Tchotchkes rescued from an incinerator. Other examples of her sculptures are those made by pouring translucent resin into bags filled with found objects: these can be anything from old watches, coffee cream containers, a bunch of mussels, pills, coins or hair elastic. Smeared with varnish and mounted on to old vases-turned plinths, or even thermometers, her wit-filled sculptures become part odd time capsule and part highly subjective anti-monument. Her layered paintings include collage elements such as books steeped in thick spills of enamel or texts by other authors and artists. In Eichwald's works details of objects are glimpsed through their suspension but nothing is ever explained or clearly shown. As a finished product, the sculptures and paintings (like the "Pofalla"-Paper-Fries shown at After the Butcher, Berlin and Pro Choice, Vienna) continue to make the visitor feel included in the process of 'handling material?. It has been said that her works function like an index for the connectivity between sensual and intellectual activity in general, and that in this way it advocates subjective practice.

Michaela Eichwald Featured Artworks

Has Potential by Michaela Eichwald contemporary artwork mixed media
Michaela EichwaldHas Potential, 2019Acrylic, graphite, lacquer and spray paint on pleather
132 x 71 cm
Maureen Paley
Fragmentkörper III by Michaela Eichwald contemporary artwork sculpture
Michaela EichwaldFragmentkörper III, 2019Steel, expanding foam, plastic, flax, rubber, acrylic, spray paint, lacquer
61 x 52 x 39 cm
Maureen Paley
Deutsche Bahn by Michaela Eichwald contemporary artwork painting
Michaela EichwaldDeutsche Bahn, 2019Acrylic, graphite and lacquer on pleather
220 x 140 cm
Maureen Paley
Ob sich das lohnt, jetzt noch ein neues Thema anzufangen? by Michaela Eichwald contemporary artwork painting
Michaela EichwaldOb sich das lohnt, jetzt noch ein neues Thema anzufangen?, 2019Acrylic, graphite, lacquer and amaranth on pleather
127 x 97 cm
Maureen Paley
Grundstörung medium by Michaela Eichwald contemporary artwork painting
Michaela EichwaldGrundstörung medium, 2019Acrylic, graphite and lacquer on laminated cotton
135 x 100 cm
Maureen Paley
Follower by Michaela Eichwald contemporary artwork painting
Michaela EichwaldFollower, 2019Acrylic, lacquer, marker and spray paint on pleather
135 x 80 cm
Maureen Paley
Kartoffelschälgruppe Alperbrück by Michaela Eichwald contemporary artwork painting
Michaela EichwaldKartoffelschälgruppe Alperbrück, 2019Acrylic and lacquer on pleather
130 x 195 cm
Maureen Paley
Theater by Michaela Eichwald contemporary artwork painting
Michaela EichwaldTheater, 2019Acrylic, graphite and lacquer on pleather
135 x 190 cm
Maureen Paley

Michaela Eichwald Recent Exhibitions

Michaela Eichwald Represented By

Maureen Paley contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Maureen Paley Hove, London
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