Simon Stalenhag is a painter from Sweden who’s work describes a very vivid and compellingly decaying future.
I’ve been really fascinated recently of the idea of a large scene, rather than an intimate one, like a classical painting where there is a full story playing out before you. Stalenhags paintings imply the existence of a complicated and deep world. There’s so much in atmosphere and scale, as well as inference in these images. And it’s that inference, that suggestion without explanation, that is so fascination.
And this world is so intriguing that it’s actually getting its own series on Amazon. The pilot will be directed by none other than Mark Romanek. It will be very interesting. Theres a lot possible in Simon’s imaginary world to be explored.
I’ll be watching.