Nirvana by Herr Nilsson

Nirvana Series by Herr Nilsson
Under the pseudonym Herr Nilsson, the anonymous Swedish artist is known to incorporate popular imagery while combining satire, humor, and critique. Nilsson’s paintings, such as Nirvana by Herr Nilsson, often juxtapose conflicting images in a satirical yet humorous way.

He is best known for editing the graphic identity of lovable Disney princesses and characters, who can be spotted around the city waiting to pounce on unsuspecting pedestrians with an array of weaponry. His new series Nirvana, portrays the Dalai Lama holding a cigarette and a Coca Cola can. The deftness of his paintings reveal his talent while the power of his imagery suggests a moralizing subtext.

Nirvana Triptych by Herr Nilsson

About Nilsson:

Herr Nilsson received international media attention during 2011 – 2012 and was catapulted into the mainstream media after adorning the streets of Stockholm with his sarcastic wheat pasting and graffiti “Dark Princess” installation series in 2013. The series was met with a flurry of press coverage asking the simple question, “Who is this guy?” Coverage in the Huffington Post, The Daily Mail and other media led to additional speculation as to his identity. Some of his works will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Italian Vogue.

 

 

Artwork

Nirvana 6 by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana 6 by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana series, Herr Nilsson, urban art, street art
Nirvana no. 5 by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana no. 5 by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana series, grey, Herr Nilsson, urban art, street art
Nirvana Grey by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana Grey by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana series, green, Herr Nilsson, urban art, street art
Nirvana Green by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana Green by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana series, Pink, Herr Nilsson, street art
Nirvana Pink by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana Pink by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana Blue by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana Blue by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana series, triptych, Herr Nilsson, urban art, street art
Nirvana Series by Herr Nilsson
Nirvana Series by Herr Nilsson