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.