Eisenberger combines classical subjects of art history, ‘vanitas’ motifs that remind us of the ephemerality of existence, with elements from popular culture. The snowman becomes the grim reaper – yet is himself subject to transience. In the second picture at the exhibi-tion, the artist doubles the figure of Pinocchio, whose nose grows whenever he lies. The view in the crystal ball remains uncertain – glorious promises for the future can soon turn out to be a pack of lies. The principle of chance plays an important role in Eisenberger’s painting: ‘My [painting] technique comes from the paint itself ... you just have to let it do its thing ...’ says the artist. The momentum of the paint, its trickling and flowing, plays an essential part in the creation of the picture and is to some extent beyond the artist’s control.
HEUTE Bibliothek, from 2017
The HEUTE Bibliothek is a collection of books that have the word HEUTE (today) in their titles in order to emphasise their current relevance.
From the series Haus im Grünen, (house in green surroundings; Kunsthaus Graz, Albertina, Styria Media Center), 2017
The title Haus im Grünen – house in green surroundings – is a reference to property market advertisements.
First installed in 2010 for the exhibition Mehrwert (added value) in front of the church in Quartier Leech, the fictitious construction sign marked the public garden with fruit trees next to the church as the building site of a spectacular architecture.
In October 2019 I listened to animals imitating humans, 2019
Sound and Sounddesign: Paul Remund
Building rubble and fragments of sculpture cover the floor in Martin Roth’s sound and space installation. A posthuman landscape of ruin – yet solitary pioneer plants are reclaiming the signs of humankind’s exploitation and destructive power.
Reclaiming Abundance, 2021
In Reclaiming Abundance, global temperatures and the associated disasters have also continued to increase in Styria.
Targets are constructs made from telescopic antennas and golf balls placed in various positions in the Kunsthaus – on the ceiling, walls and floors.
All things must pass, 2018
Five chains showing the predicted dates of ends of the world that did not take place, and those that are still to come.