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Andy Hope 1930 is an artist born in 1963 in Munich. Until 1010 he was known as Andreas Hofer. He conceives his exhibitions as densely complex installations that offer a glimpse of a long forgotten period, an unknown era or a yet unlived future.
He combines conceptualism with a radically representational practice. He draws the universe of the imagination using a vast range of media, and extending the realm of the pictorial from flat image to relief, sculpture, installation and meta-installation. His art takes equally from real and fictional subjects, dissolving the difference between the two so as to create a phantasmagoria that is rooted in collective culture.
He trained at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, and at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London from 1991 to 1997. He has lived in Berlin since 2000. While the diversity of media he employs â€“ painting, drawing, collage, spatial installation, sculpture, video, book and object â€“ places his work beyond easy definition, his thematic and formal references defy any categorisation. His vocabulary ranges from Christian, satanist, astrological or mythological symbolism to recollections from art history, like Malevichâ€™s â€śBlack Squareâ€ť, which he quotes with a pair of vampiric fangs added. Without any discernible preference, he juxtaposes figures from Hollywood, pop culture and comic strip with icons of modernism or sci-fi, and confronts elements of horror from western mass media with the disgraced, banned stylistic features that mark the art of the Third Reich.
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