THE PIN–UP QUOTE: JÜRGEN MAYER H.

Jürgen Mayer H., portrait by Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm.

THE PIN–UP QUOTE: JÜRGEN MAYER H.

The Schaustelle (2013), a temporary pavilion right next to the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

THE PIN–UP QUOTE: JÜRGEN MAYER H.

The Schaustelle (2013), a temporary pavilion right next to the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

THE PIN–UP QUOTE: JÜRGEN MAYER H.

The Schaustelle (2013), a temporary pavilion right next to the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

THE PIN–UP QUOTE: JÜRGEN MAYER H.

Black.See (2013) at Galerie Eigen+Art in Berlin.

THE PIN–UP QUOTE: JÜRGEN MAYER H.

My personal little theory is that we’re all constantly reworking our childhoods. For me, creativity has a lot to do with recovering lost innocence. As a society, we’re definitely looking at the future again, but always in terms of responsibilities, cautions, and potential catastrophes. I refer back to this moment in the past where there was this excitement, energy, and risk of discovery.

Taken from an interview with Carson Chan in PIN–UP 12, Spring Summer 2012.

Portrait by Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm.