Movie posters paintings by Ger Eikendal
Movie posters paintings by Ger Eikendal. Amazing paintings of old movie posters by a Dutch artist Ger Eikendal lead us to the world of vintage movies and beautiful actresses of XX century. Ger Eikendal was born in 1954, Groningen, the Netherlands. As an artist Eikendal is attracted to the German critical realism from the thirties of the last century. Oftentimes, we see the image of Marilyn Monroe on a poster as a symbol of beauty, loneliness and decay, like the ruins of old buildings. For Eikendal these images embody the tragedy of the passing of time, but they also represent the respect of the matter: beauty and transience go together.
Ger Eikendal studied drawing and civics in Groningen, where he got his critical view of society. The influence of advertising is clearly recognizable in his performances. Not only the use of posters and graffiti, but also the unique structure of the show refers to it. Technique and imagination go hand in hand.