Martin Eichinger

Martin Eichinger

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Martin Eichinger
Working in his 6,000 square foot studio, with its 16 foot high ceilings and specialized enlarging equipment, Eichinger creates dramatic bronzes that range in scale from intimate to monumental. For more than twenty years, this dynamic, visionary artist has produced limited-edition sculptures that engage the minds and hearts of collectors and resonate within our larger social and political culture. Grouped into themed series—Dream, Circus, Exotic Woman, Goddess, Duet, Passage, Dance, and Mythic Man—the sculptures chronicle the eternal human pursuit of meaning, happiness, and growth. In addition to his university degrees, Eichinger, born in Michigan in 1949, undertook independent studies in classical sculpture throughout Europe. Today, as a master teacher, he is founder and faculty member of the Fire & Earth Art Center (www.fireandearth.org), a Portland, Oregon art school that stresses the imperative for meaning and emotional content in addition to formal aesthetic technique. It is allying artists who share similar approaches in their fine art toward an educational format. Over the past two decades Eichinger has taught numerous workshops and mentored more than twenty apprentices, many of whom have gone on to rewarding artistic careers of their own. A professional member of the National Sculpture Society, he is also a founding member of the Pacific Northwest Sculpture Association. His work is housed in thousands of private and corporate collections around the world. Martin Eichinger has been producing narrative, romantic, lost wax cast bronze sculptures for over 30 years. His approach to creating a mythic narrative in his work has influenced many modern day figurative and realist artists. There are stories that shine through his images, at times giving way to the sensitive nature of the artist's life and personality, others revealing his insight into our contemporary culture. And yet, there are those unparalleled moments when his sculptures simply give us joy and beauty. Working in his 6,000 square foot studio, with its 16 foot high ceilings and specialized enlarging equipment, Eichinger creates dramatic bronzes that range in scale from intimate to monumental. For more than twenty years, this dynamic, visionary artist has produced limited-edition sculptures that engage the minds and hearts of collectors and resonate within our larger social and political culture. Grouped into themed series—Dream, Circus, Exotic Woman, Goddess, Duet, Passage, Dance, and Mythic Man—the sculptures chronicle the eternal human pursuit of meaning, happiness, and growth. In addition to his university degrees, Eichinger, born in Michigan in 1949, undertook independent studies in classical sculpture throughout Europe. Today, as a master teacher, he is founder and faculty member of the Fire & Earth Art Center (www.fireandearth.org), a Portland, Oregon art school that stresses the imperative for meaning and emotional content in addition to formal aesthetic technique. It is allying artists who share similar approaches in their fine art toward an educational format. Over the past two decades Eichinger has taught numerous workshops and mentored more than twenty apprentices, many of whom have gone on to rewarding artistic careers of their own. A professional member of the National Sculpture Society, he is also a founding member of the Pacific Northwest Sculpture Association. His work is housed in thousands of private and corporate collections around the world. Martin Eichinger has been producing narrative, romantic, lost wax cast bronze sculptures for over 30 years. His approach to creating a mythic narrative in his work has influenced many modern day figurative and realist artists. There are stories that shine through his images, at times giving way to the sensitive nature of the artist's life and personality, others revealing his insight into our contemporary culture. And yet, there are those unparalleled moments when his sculptures simply give us joy and beauty.
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