Visitors were greeted by a blast of colour on entering ATAK's White Trash Carnival exhibition at Erlangen's city center "Shop Gallery" in June 2014.
Born in Frankfurt/Oder in 1967, Georg Barber - aka ATAK - is a master of complementary colour, and on entering the salon, it became hard, not to notice that. As one of Germany's most important artists, ATAK is famous for his unmatched combinations of comic book art, panting and illustration. Unsurprisingly, White Trash Carnival displayed a collection of his works that in all their smashing opulence represented his art in a fantastic way.
The focal point of ATAK's oevre revolves around pop culture and its icons. He uses them to recount post modern myths and fairy tales and re-interprets their meaning, accompnanied by a blast of riotous colour. Among various techniques, his silk-screen prints stand out most.
ATAK rarely stops at anything. Calling himself a neo-fabulist, he is committed to story-telling, deals with the great Art, LowBrow, fairy tales, modern fiction and together with countless contemporary icons, incorporates it all into his oevre - mercilessly disecting and re-interpreting it all in his typically topsy-turvy style. A rare gem, worth seeing.