Andreas Englund

Stockholm / Sweden

Stockholm-based artist Andreas Englund is mostly recognized for his humoristic oil paintings of an imagined superheroes’ daily life. These paintings are not only fascinating snaps of a story that the viewers’ subconscious continues by itself but also gripping thanks to their extreme photorealism. Englund’s paintings can be found on canvas, and have also taken to the streets as oversized murals. Englund’s work is featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Andreas Englund

Stockholm-based artist Andreas Englund is mostly recognized for his humoristic oil paintings of an imagined superheroes’ daily life. These paintings are not only fascinating snaps of a story that the viewers’ subconscious continues by itself but also gripping thanks to their extreme photorealism. Englund’s paintings can be found on canvas, and have also taken to the streets as oversized murals. Englund’s work is featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

For humour and storytelling in urban art, one only has to look at Andreas’ works the art of Andreas Englund takes bits and pieces of culture and pop culture and gives them a unique, human and sometimes even Monty-Python-esque twist. Englund’s hyper-realistic signature-style characterises his captivating paintings on canvas or concrete. An artistic expression that, thanks to its unambiguity, gives a brief insight into a developing story that has yet to be finished by the viewers. The result, entertaining pieces that work wonderfully on canvas and on murals, but also an oeuvre that deepens an unbiased relation between art and viewer through a very intimate form of communication.