Simon Stålenhag Has Created a Anti-Utopian Paradise

By: Sarah St.Jules - Published: Sep 14, 2013 • References: simonstalenhag.se and laughingsquid
Simon Stålenhag has been able to blend the border between realism and surrealism in his interesting series that depicts a distant future.

This series uses actual landscapes that are in Sweden as the backdrop. Stålenhag has utilized these actual locations and transformed them into an eerie vision of what the future may be. In the background of the pieces are different versions of mechanical advancements. However, they look as though they are watching over humans or coming after them. It doesn't appear that this is a peaceful society. In one piece, there is even a dinosaur creature, which alludes to the fact that the world has gone full circle.

What is impressive is how well done the art is. Simon Stålenhag has actually managed to create pieces that look as though they are snapshots from our future.