Berlin artist Marcel Eichner creates haunting picture puzzles where distinctions between the banal and the surreal are chewed up and spit back out. Like his predecessor Otto Dix, Eichner is not afraid to show brutality and chaos in his mixed media pieces.
There is no singular logic for navigating Eichner's works; these are the kind of pieces that make "Guernica" look accessible. As if working on another world, Eichner constructs paintings which continue to confuse, enchant, and haunt us long after we've viewed the last image. His unorthodox use of acrylics, gouache and ink evade all attempts at categorization.
Eichner's works will show in his second solo exhibition at Contemporary Fine Arts (CFA) Berlin until March 24.
What do you think, readers? Is this a resurrection of the New Resignation movement or something else entirely?