Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Lorenzo Benedetti, Jan Hoet.
Berlin-based Andreas Hofer borrows from American comic strips, German art and architectural products from the Nazi era, the paintings of Kazimir Malevich, prehistoric dinosaur imagery, science fiction and pre-Modern worship images. He is represented in New York by Metro Pictures and in Los Angeles by Hauser & Wirth. Herein, recent work.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Roberto Ohrt and Helmut Draxler.
If Goya had collaborated with Lichtenstein, it may have resulted in something like the dark Pop visions of Andreas Hofer. He draws on film, comics, fairy tales, myths and religion for his monstrous figures in nightmarish settings. Dripping with paint, the Justice League series places superheroes in a peril their powers seem unable to overcome: Batman and Wonder Woman in Dying Stars morph into trees, their arms sprouting branches and their legs roots, while a shadowy pterodactyl hovers in the background. In other works, Hofer shows he's not without black humor in appropriating iconic material, as when he has Malevich's “Black Square” sprout vampire teeth.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 230 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/15/2005 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 172
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883759135SDNR30 List Price: $55.00 CDN $65.00