Andreas Wannerstedt is a Stockholm based artist and art director who crafts unique 3D sculptures and mesmerizing looping animations. The imagery of Andreas is both sophisticated and whimsical, featuring simple and playful geometric shapes in balanced compositions, together with organic textures and harmonizing color palettes. His perfectly synchronised animations has often been described as “oddly satisfying”, since the overall effect evokes a strangely hypnotizing feeling which makes the viewer relaxed and even meditative. Although his animations are vaguely based on real world behaviours, they often break the boundaries of tolerances, friction and gravity, enabling endless motions of the cleanest order.
During the last 14 years he’s been doing commissioned work for recognisable brands such as Google, Omega, Swarovski, Dropbox, Adidas, Ikea, Spotify, Absolut Vodka, Red Bull, Squarespace etc. His animations have fascinated millions of viewers around the world and his work has been highlighted on Vice, Behance Network, Designboom, Stash Magazine, Fubiz, Vimeo Staff-Pick, 9gag, UNILAD, VT, Huffington Post, Business Insider, LAD Bible, FWA, Designcollector, and Mindsparkle Mag among others.
As the artist says, “Most of the time, inspiration comes to me when I’m not in front of the computer. The starting point for a piece of work can come from an object, a motion, or a situation I see in the real world. Sometimes, however, if I’m stuck, I just start to experiment – playing with shapes and different motion patterns, and then something usually comes up pretty fast. When it comes to my concepts, I draw a lot of inspiration from real-world mechanics and physics. We’re surrounded by interesting motion patterns and behaviors in our everyday lives.”
See other projects on his site. (Warning: Watch at your own risk as you quickly enter a rabbit hole!)