Sasha Herman is an artist living and working in Amsterdam the Netherlands. Having grown up in England, he moved to Amsterdam in 2012 and began his studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
Though Sasha was originally a painter, during his time at the Rietveld, he began to branch out. His work became much more conceptually orientated and he began experimenting with video, installation, graphic design and performance art. As his time at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy began to draw to a close, Sasha began to follow his fascination with animation, and the idea of in animate things coming to life through the medium of photography. After exploring this subject and creating a range of animated projects and works, Sasha Herman graduated in the summer of 2016 with his work Élan Vital, an animated film installation.
Élan Vital, was well received and featured in a number well publicized exhibitions, including Best of Graduates at the Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam, This Art Fair at the Beurs van Berlage and Vincent op Vrijdag at the Van Gogh Museum. The work was also well received critically, 'Sasha Herman stands out for his craftsmanship and originality' wrote Het Parool one of Amsterdam's leading newspapers.
Since graduating the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Sasha Herman has been continuing his exploration of the art of animation.
Untitled (self portrait), oil on canvas. 2014