Gerhard Human’s Nostalgia-Fueled Explorations

by Andy SmithPosted on

The stirring work of South African artist Gerhard Human combines an off-kilter palette and a comic sensibility. In the current set of work titled “All we ever wanted was everything” at Supersonic Art, the artist shares his latest explorations.

Accoriding to a statement: “The South African artist says of his work, ‘(The show) pretty much sums up what youth felt like for me. Maybe it’s different elsewhere, but I grew up in South African suburbia; crackpot of conservatism and mainstream culture. Comics, films, skating, music and books were ways to escape that world, invoking a sort of over-excited optimism.’ With these thoughts and inspirations in mind, Human has created a spectacular world of visual fantasy.”

See more of the artist’s work below.