(born in 1968 in Hessen) lives and works in Berlin. Eckstein studied at Hunter College in New York with Robert Morris (1996–98). He previously studied at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. An important resource for Eckstein's work – be it in plastic or photography – is the built environment. With "poor" found materials, the artist creates stacked works from minimal resources. The aesthetics of the materials used – their colors, lettering, emblems, and logos – also contribute to the resulting conglomerates of color, shapes, and volumes, wearing a new reference system in itself.