Oftentimes, animated movies give off the impact of perfect, idealized worlds. Stefan Thelen, aka Super A, takes advantage of his art to pull the veil off of these fantasies and give a glimpse of truth. He “unwraps” legendary cartoon figures and reveals what is hidden beneath. The ongoing series, titled Trapped, attributes acrylic renderings of Disney and Studio Ghibli worlds, with a peek at what these topics would seem like in real lifetime.
Well-known characters, like Ariel from The Small Mermaid and San from Princess Mononoke, are stripped from their stylized types, juxtaposing their sweet overall look with a much more practical interpretation. “Working as a sculptor and painter for amusement parks like Warner and Disney, encouraging them to create a stunning pretend globe which in the conclude is just not that stunning after all. This produced me recognize it was time to make my have world,” Thelen explains to My Present day Fulfilled. “The Trapped sequence is a excellent way to display these worlds together.”
In every of these paintings, the cartoon layer is peeled from the matter in a tight spiral. This provides a contrast in between the familiar variation of the animated figures and the way these folks and animals would appear throughout if they were being portrayed as lifelike. “The ribbon in the sequence represents a mask which we hide at the rear of,” Thelen provides. “This place in between provides room to peek out and present a modest aspect of ourselves.”