Martin Eder, one of the most widely recognized contemporary German painters, is also a sculptor, photographer, musician, performance artist and even a hypnotist. By integrating surrealist and post-modern, erotic motifs, Eder challenges established perceptions of beauty, thus undermining the globalized status quo of Anglo-Saxon pop culture. Eder gravitates towards the liminal: the intersection of piety and profanity, vulgarity and chastity, reality and fantasy. For Eder, postmodern psychedelic aesthetics are just as inspirational as religious hagiographies; surrealist motifs are just as evoking as pagan iconography; Albert Durer is as equally stirring as Hieronymus Bosch. A student of hypnosis and the occult, Eder mines the unconscious for the erotic and the kitsch, integrating realistic depictions of beauty and unreal brutality within a single painting. Eder continues to explore other modes of expression beyond painting as depicted by his hypnotic performance 'Mentale Physik und die Strahlen Luzifers' (2017) and the drone-doom, black metal band 'RUIN'. Eder's art has been sought by artists, private collectors, and institutions, most notably world-renowned artist Damien Hirst and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.