Photo: private 2018

Margret Eicher

* 1955 Viersen, Germany

As a conceptual artist, Margret Eicher is assigned to Appropriation Art and Radical Constructivism. She studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Fritz Schwegler and master class Rolf Sackenheim 1979), has lived and worked in Berlin since 2018. Eicher's “CopyCollages”, digital montages and tapestries are in public collections, including the Landesmuseum Mainz, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigs- hafen, Sprengel Museum Hannover and ZKM Karlsruhe. Currently, her installations are presented in solo exhibitions at Stuck Villa Munich and (2021) at Galerie am Lützowplatz. In her up to 64.4 m² large wall pictures, which are computer-aided in Belgium, there are stories between mysticism and reality. In a baroque looking pictorial style of veduta framed with borders and ornaments, motifs from fantasy and science fiction, comic books and computer games, press photos and portraits from the classical painting canon are presented, as well as from contemporaries from culture, showbiz, business and politics. As a handcrafted form of picture-making, tapestry goes back to late antiquity and early Christian times in Asia Minor and Egypt. It experienced its heyday in the Renaissance as courtly wall decoration. In modern times this medium is linked to the names of many artists—from Goya and Dalí to Picasso and Vasarely.