Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Artist Andreas Englund

Swedish artist Andreas Englund has created a series of paintings that examine what might happen if supers weren’t granted the gift of eternal youth, as we’re accustomed to seeing. They’re funny, and sometimes sweet. In them, a beloved superhero on the wrong side of 40 just trying to get by in his twilight years. Via: Empty Kingdom

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“Humor can be the carrier of messages that are otherwise hard to convey. For me, it liberates my thoughts and ideas from pretentiousness while at the same time it opens doors to new routes and angles.”
You can check out more of Englund’s work on his site, including a few more shots of our old friend here.

1 comment:

  1. Those are some really well done paintings. I think that there should be more aged super heroes; complaining about their dodgy hip and getting meals on wheels. It would be brilliant :)


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