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Andreas Englund was born in Falun, Sweden, before moving to Stockholm. In his job as an art director, he taught himself to communicate with great economy. This has proved an invaluable asset to his equally narrative and humorous paintings.
His latest series ushers a “not-so-perfect super hero” through various mundane and everyday activities.
‘Humor can be the carrier of messages that are otherwise hard to convey,’ says Englund. ‘For me, it liberates my thoughts and ideas from pretentiousness while at the same time it opens doors to new routes and angles.’
His work has been exhibited in Stockholm.
"There is something I find incredibly comical about Mr. Englund's work. Sure the everyday situations the hero finds himself in are funny, but I can relate to the aging of the Hero. I'm from the generation where all super hero's wore tights, capes, and probably fly. They fit Mr. England's hero to a tee. But at some point, like all of us, the hero grows older, practice hobbies, go to the dentist, grocery shops and even enjoys a quiet movie night on the couch."