Super A Trapped Book 001 Kl


To celebrate the first 3 years of Super-A's "Trapped" series we worked on a book, print and special hand-painted artist edition.

Stefan Thelen’s anti-superhero identity Super A is a Dutch artist who uses traditional painting technique and a knack for design to create compositions that manipulate familiar iconography into mind-bending and inquisitive pieces. His alter-ego, Super A is the filter with which the life and observations of Stefan Thelen are distilled down and turn into inspiration. All of his work evolves out of personal experiences or thoughts that grow into concepts which tightrope between fiction and nonfiction. Super A is a mystery that leans on the art doing most of the talking for Stefan Thelen, taking the viewer into a wonderland walking down a yellow brick road in which Thelen’s figurative and modern surrealist compositions are providing playful puzzles to decipher.


Trapped is an overview of all Super-A's work made for the “trapped” series he started working on 3 years ago. This hand-bound book contains of photo’s of all the paintings, the murals, work in progress pictures and text by Katharina Gallade (Galerie Droste) and Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace Project). For the design we worked together with SYB who is a well known book designer, he added some crazy features like fold-outs, lasered pages and a 95 x 63 cm poster. To bring this crazy design to life we worked together with Lithographer Sebastiaan Hanekroot, printer Jos Morree Fine Books and professional bookbinder Wytze Fopma .

  • Hand-bound Hardcover book
  • 24 x 32 cm (9,45" x 12,6"), 256 pages
  • Offset printed inner pages on 120 grams Munken Lynx Rough paper
  • Offset printed cover on 120 grams Wibalin paper, with embossed details
  • Edition of 1000
  • ISBN: 978-90-830221-8-5
  • Selling price, € 95 (including 9% tax)


"Forest Animals" is a fine-art print made in an edition of 200 + 10 AP's. The print is 101,6 x 61,0 cm (40" x 24") and is printed with (12 colors) archival ink on 300 grams textured fine-art paper. 150 of the 200 prints will be sold online and 50 will be available during an upcoming show organized by Galerie Droste later this year.

  • 101,6 x 61,0 cm (40" x 24")
  • Printed on 300 grams textured fine-art paper
  • Edition of 200 + 10 AP's
  • Signed and numbered by the artist
  • Including a signed "Trapped" book
  • Selling price, € 395 (including 9% tax)


During some upcoming shows we will release some hand-painted and hand-made boxes which contains the book and can be hanged on your wall. The first series of 24 (of 75) will be released in co-operation with Galerie Droste in September this year.

  • 75 hand-painted and hand-made boxes
  • Stay tuned :)