Andy Hope 1930 (born Andreas Hofer) is a German artist who draws inspiration from comic book superheroes, villains, dinosaurs, devils, spaceships, film noir, science fiction illustration, and forms of early Minimalism. Hope mixes these elements with artistic positions such as those of Kasimir Malevich, inducing a transformation within his creations from the grotesque to the intimate and restrained.
Hope considers the year 1930 as an interruption in time, an obstacle challenging the historical avant-garde in European modernity, amidst a series of social, political, and artistic crises. The ‘1930’ acts as a portal allowing Hope to assume the role of a time-traveler, pursuing and projecting a persona of alien modernity. Though he only adopted his name in 2010, Hope has been signing his work this way since the beginning of his career.