I have discovered an artist whose work intrigues me, namely the Swedish digital artist, Simon Stålenhag. I find his art fantastic, satisfying, and often at the same time, disturbing. Maybe all you folks who read my blog know all about him; I just feel I'd like to share some of his visions.
|Much of the man's art is "a Sci-Fi 80's that never was."|
Often the works depict a Sweden that wasn't, although some show Northern California.
Many of the pieces look quite cold... and normal... and twisted.
|This is called "Fly-By."|
I'd have to ask all sorts of questions.
What's going on? Who is flying?
|Some sort of out-door winter rescue unit. I just like the vehicles.|
|Familiar... yet entirely alien.|
|Kids building a snow fort... in the shadow of the Loop's cooling towers.|
|A little less winter-y, but still the alien familiar.|
|... and some of the things are just out-right weird and whimsical.|
|Colossal Ducks used for target practice by unknowns. Part of the northern California part of "The Electric State."|
|"War Machines" Building? Disassembling?|
How big are those things?
|The artist does dinosaurs, too.|
|Since I was a little kid, I've loved dinosaurs. How could I not love this?|
|Bad day on the delivery route.|
|Living in Canada as I do, I could imagine this scene of run-away mechs.|
Are the mechs curious? Are they ticked off? Are they being led into a trap?
The rear mech has an air of curiosity to my thinking.
|This is my favourite one.|
Abandoned Swedish military mechs... back from stomping around.
I have a load of questions.