|Simon Stålenhag. Nils Karlén, ed. Martin Dunelind, trans.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||128 / 2020|
The rusting hulks of robots in the fields around Mälaröarna fire the imaginations of young Simon and his friends, in this album of images from their 1980s childhood. But in this version of rural Sweden, giant freighters float through the sky, there are occasional dinosaur sightings, and always in the distance are the massive cooling towers of the Gravitron, which powers the vast underground particle accelerator dubbed the Loop. Inspiring the television series of the same name, this is the first collection of digital paintings by Simon Stålenhag, depicting a world much like the one he grew up in—full of homesteads and Volvos—but one where an aggressive state pursuit of science and technology led to eerie, time-bending forces being unleashed on the landscape.