Tim Eitel (b. 1971, Leonburg Germany) studied German language, literature, and philosophy at the University of Stuttgart from 1993- 1994. Eitel studied painting at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig from 1997- 2001, and was a Meisterschüler in the class of Professor Arno Rink from 2001- 2003. 

Tim Eitel uses photographs that he takes of urban spaces as the basis for his paintings, resulting in works that are both realistic and detached from reality. Many of Eitel’s paintings and lithographs are of figures or obscured objects taken out of context and placed in an ambiguous background painted in muted, industrial colors.