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ANDREAS ENGLUND’S AGING SUPERHERO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Andreas Englund was born in Falun, Sweden in 1974. Now he lives in Stockholm working both as an artist and art director. Andreas graduated from RMI-Berghs School of Communication in 2000.

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In his ongoing series of photorealistic oil paintings called the Aging Superhero, Englund takes us into the candidly humorous life of an anonymous superhero who has probably seen better days.

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“I want to make pieces that communicate stories with the key elements of storytelling. That’s where the ‘not so perfect’ super hero concept came to life. I think my super hero is like most people – no better, no worse – only his job is to be that great hero who saves the world. There is a big drama in that story. He is supposed to live up to everyone’s expectations, which is quite stressful, and I think many can relate to that situation.” – Andreas Englund.

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