Martin Ander, 1976, Sweden
Martin Ander moves between art, illustration, craft and design. Under the signature Mander, he creates visual sink holes. Worlds filled with popular cultural references, intricate patterns, well-thought-out compositions, grotesque figures and disrespectful typography. Traces of Mander's background in graffiti, punk and the skateboard world are always there, as is his interest in comics, art and design history. Mander's pictures urge the spectator to stop, take their time and decipher the message. There is a lot to discover here.