Stockholm, Sweden- based Self-taught illustrator Simon Stålenhag creates incredible images depicting a world of science fiction inhabited by roaming mech robots…

My name is Simon Stålenhag and I’m an illustrator from Stockholm, Sweden. I didn’t go to any art schools, I started drawing as a child and learned from people around me and by studying artists that inspired me, like Gunnar Brusewitz, Lars Jonsson and Bruno Liljefors.

My artwork deals with my own experiences of growing up in the countryside outside of Stocholm in the late 80s and early 90s, plus a sprinkle of robots and dinosaurs. The sci-fi elements are an extrapolation of the actual technology that surrounded me as a kid. The dinosaurs and robots are what I populated my surroundings with as a lonely kid taking the long way home from school.

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images via Simon Stålenhag | via Thisiscolossal