Cédric Eisenring

Drei, Cologne (F7)

Cédric Eisenring (born 1983) lives in Berlin.

Cédric Eisenring’s multiform practice obscures the boundaries between fictional and realistic narrative. In his fictional imagery, Eisenring confronts obsolete, or otherwise weighted objects and images. He questions artistic autonomy in the face of economic and cultural standardization, and the politics of the image.

Signal to Noise (2019) is a sequential series of photographs taken on the East Coast of the US of public, photo-realistic bronze sculptures. The prints, which are developed and edited directly in the photo lab, are intertwined with mellow, self-reflexive quotes appropriated from graphic novels. Combining documentary and fiction, the colored prints are conceived as double spreads for a future artist’s book. This “book on the wall” follows the artist’s engagement with both pictorial and text-based narrative. The project reflects on photography as medium, as communication, and as a strategy of digital and public distribution.

In 2014, he graduated from the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), Zurich. The artist’s work has recently been on view at Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich; Bel Ami, Los Angeles; Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (solo) (all 2018); Kirchgasse, Steckborn, Switzerland; Drei, Cologne (both solo); Forde, Geneve (all 2017) a.o. His second solo exhibition with the gallery is on view in Cologne through June 8, 2019.