Andy Hope 1930

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Andy Hope 1930 (born Andreas Hofer) is a German artist.


Since 1998, most of the artist's works have been signed "Andy Hope 1930" (although at that time the artist was still named Andreas Hofer).[1]


Hope's style borrows from Thriftstore painting, comic books and science fiction illustration, mixing these elements with artistic positions such as those of Kasimir Malevich, James Ensor, Marcel Duchamp and Paul Klee. He creates over-paintings, collages and cut-outs: using pencils, coloured pencils and felt-tip pens, oil, enamel, and acrylic, on such supports as cardboard, paper, canvas, recycled materials and hand-made tapestries. He also makes films and sculptures, and text too plays a major role in his works. His subject matter encompasses superheroes, dinosaurs, devils, spaceships and historical villains.[2][3]

Junk Shop[edit]

In 1996, Andy Hope moved the contents of the Munich thrift store Puschmann to an art space where they were assembled for sale together with works from a number of other artists. Paintings and drawings by Andy Hope depicting landscapes and replicating famous works by Kazimir Malevich were stuck on top of patterned wallpaper.


Hope's oeuvre is populated by superheroes from the Golden and Silver Age of Comics — Flash Gordon, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman — and such futuristic objects as spaceships, laser beams and fantastic uniforms. A series of works focusing on Flash Gordon was followed by the exhibition "Batman Gallery", 2004.


Hope frequently paints over the top of already painted canvases, sometimes allowing parts of the earlier picture to remain visible.[4] Other works are cut into, removing the vital features such as eyes or whole faces.

Selected solo exhibitions[edit]


Andy Hope 1930 presents Earth 1 belongs to Earth 2, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany


Andy Hope 1930 When Dinosaurs Become Modernists, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland
Medley Tour London by Andy Hope 1930, Hauser & Wirth, London, England
Medley Tour by Andy Hope 1930, kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany


Robin Dostoyevsky by Andy Hope 1930, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Málaga, Spain
0,10 and a half by Andy Hope 1930, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany


Andy Hope 1930 at the Freud, The Freud Museum, London, England
Charles Riva Collection, Brussels, Belgium
ON TIME, Metro Pictures, New York, USA


White Space Black, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany
Andy Hope 1930, Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
air tsu dni oui sélavy, Hauser & Wirth London, England
Andy Hope 1930, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany


Valleys of Neptune, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany
Phantom Gallery, Hauser & Wirth Zürich and 7556 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, USA
City of Sokrates, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany


The Long Tomorrow, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany[5]
Sweet Troubled Souls, Silverbridge and Hauser & Wirth, private apartment Yola Noujam, Paris, France
Only Gods could survive, Metro Pictures, New York, USA[6]


Trans Time, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany[7]
This Island Earth, Hauser & Wirth London, England


Welt ohne Ende (World without End), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Galassia che vai, Galerie Bleich-Rossi, Vienna, Austria
Neverworld Technik, Kunstverein Ulm, Ulm, Germany (with André Butzer)


Batman Gallery, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany


Hinter den Hügeln, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany


c/o Puschmann, Ausstellungsraum Balenstrasse, Munich, Germany

Selected group exhibitions[edit]


Forever Young, Jugend und Jugendkult in der Gegenwartskunst, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
Painting Forever! Keilrahmen, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Curitiba International Biennial, Brazil
KABOOM! Comics in Art, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany


Fruits de la Passion, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
The 9th Gwangju Biennale, The Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Gwangju, South Korea
Juwelen im Rheingold. 10 Jahre Sammlung Rheingold, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Asche und Gold. Eine Weltenreise / Ash and Gold. A Journey round the World, MARTa Herford, Germany


MMK 2011. 20 Years of Presence, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/M., Germany
Mind the Gap, Kai | 10 Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf
Der Traum vom Fliegen (The Dream of Flying), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany


Was tun? Was geschieht? (What's Happening?), Sammlung Rheingold, Düsseldorf, Germany
Born in Dystopia, Rosenblum Collection & Friends, Paris, France
Permanent Trouble. Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp, München / Art from the Kopp Collection, Munich, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany
"I really don't know what art is". Insights into a private collection, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Real Presences. Marcel Broodthaers today, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
If not in this period of time. Contemporary German Painting 1989 - 2010, MASP Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil


MAN SON 1969. The Horror of the Situation, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
amor fati, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany


Vertrautes Terrain - Contemporary Art in / about Germany, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Back to Black. Black in current painting, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
Ad Absurdum. Energies of the Absurd from Modernism till Today, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany


Paul Thek. Werkschau im Kontext zeitgenössischer Kunst (Work in Context of Time-based Art), Karlsruhe, Germany
Perspektive 07, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich, Germany
Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami FL
Made in Germany, Kestner Gesellschaft, Sprengel Museum, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, Germany
There is never a stop and never a finish - In Memoriam Jason Rhoades, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany


Schwarz, Brot, Gold, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany
Goetz meets Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg / Phoenix Kunststiftung, Hamburg, Germany
Les Grands Spectacles, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria


Direkte Malerei / Direct Painting, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Heimweh: Young German Art, Haunch of Venison, London, England


Actionbutton, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Deutschemalereizweitausenddrei (German Painting Two Thousand Three), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany


Viva November, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Barbara Fischer, Universum - Multiversum, Künstler Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, ed. 93, Magazine 4, p.2.
  2. ^ Stephan Urbaschek, "Science Fiction and Personal Fiction: From the Mesozoic to the Multiverse in the Year 4419. A Tour of the Exhibition", Andreas Hofer. Andy Hope 1930, Sammlung Goetz, p. 65.
  3. ^ Noemi Smolik, Andreas Hofer. Goetz Collection, Artforum, March 2010.
  4. ^ Barbara Fischer, Universum - Multiversum, Künstler Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, ed. 93, Magazine 4, page 2-3.
  5. ^ "Andy Hope 1930". Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  6. ^ "Andreas Hofer: Only Gods Could Survive, March 23 – April 21, 2007 - Exhibitions - Metro Pictures". Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  7. ^ "Andy Hope 1930 Biography – Andy Hope 1930 on artnet". Retrieved 2015-07-29. 

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