Dutch artist Stefan Thelen, aka Super A, presents the classic characters of cartoons and pop culture like Batman and Mickey Mouse, to reveal their most realistic, fragile and human side. It seems that the subjects of his paintings are “peeled” to reveal their true face and their true nature, made of weaknesses, fears and dreams.
Thelen’s unique style relies on both playing with stereotypes and really detailed imagery, and invokes associations with the “revealing the face behind the mask” style of psychology. As Super A, Thelen is known also as a prolific street and graffiti artist.
You can check out the “real self” of the iconic figures of pop culture below.