Super Future Kid
1981 · United Kingdom
Melding childhood iconography into futuristic trippy neon paintings, Super Future Kid plays with the mythical. She was eight years old and living in East Germany when the Berlin Wall fell and exposed her to a whole new world of Western cartoons, toys, candies, and commercials. This heightened sensitivity to the fantastical world of Westernised childhood is her inspiration for her rainbow-bright paintings and sculptures reminiscent of Play-Doh. She explains that her love for toys fuels her work and proclaims that it will never fade.
Born in East Germany in 1981, Super Future Kid now lives and works in London. She attended Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Academy of Art Berlin. Since her graduation she has been chosen for residencies at Maastricht’s Shop Stop, Brooklyn’s Lucky Gallery, and London’s Hyatt Regency. Her work has been the focus of numerous solo shows around the world, in cities such as London, Berlin, Laguna Beach, Tokyo, New York City, and Copenhagen. Her work has also been included in countless publications such as i-D Magazine, Artmaze Magazine, Sweet & Bizarre, ELLE UK, Epicure Magazine, and The Business Times; among many others. She is also a fixture of the art fair circuit, displaying at North Art Fair, Aalborg; PULSE Miami; Art on Paper, New York; Seattle Art Fair; Comic Con ArtShow, San Diego; LA Art Show; and The Other Art Fair, London.