What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? And what if the Hulk was a Duke? How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? In his project Super Flemish, Goldberger re-appropriates these characters, taking them back to a time which formed the cornerstone of modern western art. The collection demonstrates the use of 17th century techniques counterpointing light and shadow to illustrate nobility and fragility of the super powerful of all times. It also invites you to celebrate the heroes of your childhood. These characters have become icons to reveal their humanity: tired of having to save the world without respite, promised to a destiny of endless immortality, forever trapped in their character. The superheroes often live their lives cloaked in anonymity. These portraits give them a chance to “fix” their narcissism denied. By the temporal disturbance they produce, these images allow us to discover, under the patina of time, an unexpected melancholy of those who are to be invincible. As science fiction meets history of art, time meets an inexhaustible desire for mythology which is within each of us. For more images check out his website www.sachabada.com.
Whom do you look up to?
Erwin olaf, Gregory Crewdson, Paolo Roversi , my Mekanic.
Are there any personalities that have contributed to your successful career path?
My grandmother without doubt, and Christophe Rambert my photo teacher.
Who or what has been the biggest influence on your way of thinking?
Phillipe Michel the owner of CLMBBDO. He died when I was 25, but he inspired me all my life.
What was your favourite project and why?
The next one because I haven’t done it yet…
How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
I am the story I tell.
How did your art career start?
I did a book for my love which was called the little book of I love you. We sold 130000 books all over the world. I never wanted to be an artist…
Quotes and Wisdoms
How do you define creativity?
What was the biggest challenge you’ve faced during your career as an artist?
The Super Flemish series was a huge challenge…
What’s your personal motto?
I believe in the power of idea, and you must trust that everithing is possible…
If you had one advice for someone seeking to live a creative life, what would you tell him?
Believe in what you do and do not try to be rich…
What do you know now that you wish you knew at 21?
That it is not enough to be right.
Is there anything for which you would be ready to give up your passion for art?
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