Featuring an assortment of cowboys, bodybuilders, and wildlife, Super Future Kid’s works allude to a vibrant paradise that brings us back to youthful memories of being free from social constraints. It serves as a reminder of the beauty in the grotesque and the bizarre, in which her characters and scenes are presented in an unlimited range of saturated colours. The German-born artist has tapped not only into presenting us to supernatural creatures, but also to exploring a dreamlike sphere—far from her childhood recollections of a separated Germany—and what this evasion from reality, straight edges, sharp angles or man-made objects means today. To better understand how Super Future Kid approaches painting, we spoke with the artist about her invented persona, her recent sculptural works, and the humour behind her choice of titles.
Super Future Kid (b. 1981, East Germany) graduated from KHB Academy of Art Berlin. She has previously exhibited at Artists Republic (California), Junge Kunst (Berlin), Richard Heller Gallery (Los Angeles), Galerie Holger John (Dresden), amongst others. Residencies include the Hyatt Residency in London, Lucky Gallery Residency in New York City, and Shop Stop Residency in Maastricht, NL. Super Future Kid currently lives and works in London.