Jesper Waldersten

Swedish, 1969–present

From being one of Sweden’s most popular illustrators and cutting satirist, with numerous international awards behind him, Waldersten (born 1969) has rapidly made a name for himself as a recognised and distinctive artist.

With his inimitable style in which he seemingly unhindered mixes words, photos, music and draughtsmanship, he creates images where nothing is static, nothing is obvious. The result is unpredictable, ingenious and usually unsettling; you may laugh at the clever wordplay, the sharp humor and the contemporary commentaries but lurking throughout is a depth of seriousness. He has published several highly acclaimed books and has exhibited in Sweden and abroad to very positive reviews.

Waldersten’s latest and largest exhibition was All Over at Fotografiska in spring 2019. The year before he made the engravings to the new edition of Astrid Lindgren’s The Brothers Lionheart book and worked together with award winning director Tomas Alfredson with the short movie Bergmans Reliquarium.

Waldersten lives in Mariefred, outside Stockholm.