Kara Zor-El, 2013

Miami Beach 2018
Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Plastic parts, lacquer, acrylic on board, artist's frame
52.0 x 41.0 (cm)
20.5 x 16.1 (inch)
Berlin based artist Andy Hope 1930 (*1963 in Munich) is known for crossing and contrasting his basis in Modernism with stylistic elements from pop culture. His practice spans a variety of media. Things, forms, properties, techniques, references, genres, attitudes and stories coincide, but without ever giving the impression of being custom-fit, for gaps and inconsistent materials are intentionally allowed to remain. Elisions and proliferations occur, and, most notably, surprising hybrids which move between historic monuments, relics of the contemporary and spectres of futuristic fantasies. Kara Zor-El refers to a figure from the classic times of superheroes comics. Using regular lacquer, a marker pen and some found objects the work is also a great example for Andy Hope 1930’s typical practice of combining unusual materials in his paintings.