Many would argue that at its core, the purpose of art is to inspire a reaction. Many artists inspire contemplation or deep thought with their creations. Some artists inspire joy, some inspire fear, some inspire disgust or desire. Swedish motion designer Wannerstedt’s artwork inspires human satisfaction at its purest form, meeting an intrinsic need that many of us did not know existed.

A meditative moment during your daily scroll, Wannerstedt’s hypnotizing creations provide a much needed break from the constant noise and chaos that we’ve become accustomed to. Perfectly synchronized mechanics and interactions speak to a sense of calm and order that we commonly seek out. Industrial inspirations and soft aesthetics help maintain a sense of reality and portray a soothing truth. 

In his 20 years of animating, Wannerstedt has achieved great personal, artistic and professional success, all of which has been intertwined to a certain degree. Wannerstedt has completed commissioned projects for the likes of Google, Adidas, Ikea, Spotify, Absolut Vodka, Omega, Swarovski, Gucci, Burberry, COS and more. His artwork has been viewed by millions of people around the work, and been highlighted on 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. He is currently having a major solo exhibition at Erarta, the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia, located in St.Petersburg. Other recent exhibitions include WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD at ArkDes at Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2019–2020), the Emotional Art Gallery exhibition across the city of Stockholm (2019)and the Volvo Art Session in Zurich (2018). 

Since Wannerstedt’s inception of the “oddly satisfying” animated loop genre a few years ago, we’ve seen many dive into and explore the growing genre. It’s not completely clear what makes these animated loops so satisfying, but one thing is for certain: Once you start watching, the “oddly satisfying” loops of Wannerstedt, it will be nearly impossible to turn away. If you dare to dive down the rabbit hole of mental satisfaction, Wannerstedt’s viral Instagram page is an excellent place to begin.

A natural born artist, Wannerstedt discovered his love of 2D animation in high school. He dedicated himself to mastering the many tools needed to help turn his creative visions into realities. A few years later, he enrolled in a Digital Media program through Hyper Island school in Sweden, which eventually landed him in an eight month internship at a creative communication studio called Exopolis in the city of stars, Los Angeles, California. 

It was during his time at Exopolis that Wannerstedt was introduced to 3D animation, and you could say the rest was history. Looking back, Wannerstedt credits his time and learnings during this internship for pushing him in the direction of his own distinct style. Upon his return and eventual completion of his studies, Wannerstedt dove into the world of freelance animation, beginning with a focus on 2D animation (primarily for websites) that transitioned in 2007 to a full embracing of 3D design.

All practical skills are self taught and it’s really my passion for digital art, in combination with a lot of practice and patience, that has taken me to where I am now.

Wannerstedt’s creations undoubtedly embody the idea of contemporary motion art, not only in purpose but also in presentation. At its core, his artwork is influenced by modern society and digital means of consumption. Both the digital medium in which Wannerstedt works within and the social media platforms which have served as a main source for consumption of Wannerstedt’s artwork are inherently modern. Much of his work incorporates abstraction and surrealism while remaining anchored in reality. Nature and the world around us serves as a constant inspiration for Wannerstedt.

Wannerstedt aims to add a whimsical, entrancing twist to everyday art forms such as interior design and architecture. By doing so, he evokes an additional layer of sophistication while simultaneously adding a sense of fun and playfulness. 

Timing and precision are key elements in my animations, since most of them are based upon the idea of flawless synchronisations between different objects.

Synchronicity and rhythm are at the center of his animations which highlight perfectly seamless interactions between objects varying in size, shape and overall form. His keen sense of suspense as it relates to motion helps Wannerstedt and his creations stand out from the crowded space of visual stimuli. A delicate dance between these objects and their environments is portrayed, offering viewers a sense of deep satisfaction from a sense of perfection in movement. His artworks reveal a portal into the perfect world of physics, movement, and predictability.

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Notable Sales

Andreas Wannerstedt is a highly revered creator within the cryptoart space with a solid history of instant sell out drops on MakersPlace. His debut collection introduced The Cutting Machine, an edition of 10, to the world which has seen increases on the secondary sales market of 139.35%. Editions from his New Dawn creation have seen secondary sales increase of up to 736%. Original 1/1s by Wannerstedt have sold for as high as $25,050.

Caught in the Loop

‘Caught in the Loop’ is a series of different surrealistic scenes, inspired by human nature and behaviours, where things keep repeating themselves over and over again.It’s a glance into moments of controlled madness and perfect synchronisation, in a whimsical yet sophisticated way.

“This series is based on my signature style, with smooth, meditative motion patterns and repetitive animations, but it’s a bit more abstract compared to my previous drops on Makersplace. I want to show my audience here that my artworks are not just digital 3D sculptures, sometimes it’s more about the interaction between different shapes and objects. Perfect timings and synchronised movements plays an important role in these artworks, somewhat influenced by visual ASMR, but also the use of different colors and textures to create different moods throughout the series.“

United We Stand

Editions: Open Limited Edition
Pricing: $599

*Artwork will be available for purchase for 15 minute only on 4/22 from 3:30-3:45 PM PT

The Untied Knot

Editions: Open Limited Edition
Pricing: $1299

*Artwork will be available for purchase for 15 minute only on 4/22 from 3:30-3:45 PM PT

The Rivals

Editions: 10
Pricing: $1799

*Final edition will be auctioned

King of the Hill

Editions: 20
Pricing: $899

*Final edition will be auctioned


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*24 hour auction will begin once reserve price has been met

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