Artist Unfurls Cartoon Characters to Reveal the Reality Behind the Fantasy

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Dutch artist Stefan Thelen, aka Super A, loves to explore the reality behind the fantasy, unfolding popular cartoon characters to reveal realistic depictions of their human and animal counterparts.

His series, “Trapped,” aims to tackle our distorted perception of reality through cartoons, showing that there is no partiality when it comes to our daily outlook in life.

“Nowadays the most dominant myths we have embraced as a warm blanket of truth are liberty, property, and individualism,” explained Super A, according to Colossal. “We tend to see these as absolute objective truths which suit the best interests of all humanity. But aren’t we just trapped within our cozy reality? And if it’s cozy… Should we even dare to break free?”

His latest works are currently on display at the Brand Library & Arts Center for his solo exhibition Domestication curated by Thinkspace Projects.

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Woody Woodpecker “Trapped” for @galeriedroste

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