Andreas Englund (b 1974 Falun, Sweden)
”Highly-regarded and collectible, Englund’s work has been a mainstay at plentiful art fairs, and featured in countless magazines and books; his large-scale murals — in places like Berlin, Norway, New York, and Grand Central in Stockholm — have seen his capacity for intense photo realism reach wider audiences, and the Swede has been involved with commissions for brands like Sony Playstation. Also a noted filmmaker, the multifaceted creative let’s that cinematic edge bleed into his art, storytelling a key ingredient in paintings drenched with humour.”
- James Davidson
Based in Falun, Andreas is mostly recognised for the photo realistic and humoristic oil paintings depicting the everyday life of an anonymous superhero. The series ranges from the superhero’s first mission as a toddler to being an old man, still struggling with everyday trivialities.
Other themes include horses and muscle cars. The horses are painted as dalecarlia horses, a famous symbol from the Swedish region of Dalecarlia, where Andreas was born.
"I want to challenge stereotypes and broaden our perspectives of live. My superhero is far from perfect but that doesn’t mean he is a bad guy.
He is just human like the rest of us. Being perfect is scary, boring and predictable. The super hero concept showed out to be an inspiring concept/theme that opened doors to other routes and motifs – contributing to define the kind of artist I am today."
- Andreas Englund
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