The artist Andy Hope 1930 combines conceptual methods via the use of mixed media such as painting, drawing, sculpture, graphics and reliefs with references from advertisement and propaganda to feature films.
Andy Hope expands artworks, spaces and show pieces into comprehensive installations and consciously oscillates between genres, often exceeding the usual framework of an exhibition´s context.
His work conflates and juxtaposes concrete reality, fictional and imaginary landscapes, technological constructions and archives and memory.
Andy Hope 1930 seeks these various documentary and fictional sources, objects and ideas to intertwine with each other to blur, disband and decompose the boundaries of the imagination.
His work suggests alternative, interdisciplinary, phantasmagorical worlds, deriving from and transmitting into all areas of everyday culture.
Andy Hope 1930 lives in Berlin. His exhibitions in the previous years include: UNappropriated Activities, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich (2015), down show show down (with Paul McCarthy), 8. Salon, Hamburg (2013), Fruits de la Passion, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012/13), When Dinosaurs Become Modernists, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (2012); Medley Tour by Andy Hope 1930, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2012), Andy Hope 1930 at the Freud, Freud Museum, London (2010), Andy Hope 1930, Sammlung Goetz, München (2010), Welt ohne Ende, Lenbachhaus München (2005).
photography: Juli Susin