Artistic statement + CV Leo of Sweden

LEO SANDBERG

Artist, designer, filmmaker, writer

leo@fabpics.com

 

 

 

MISSION AND VISION

Visual artist Leo Sandberg moves freely between art and design. He explores primal themes of identity, relationships, and existentialism through film, writing, photography, computer graphics and painting; probing the familiar and the strange.

 

“Discussions about identity, assumptions, values and acceptance fascinates me. As norm carriers, our ego identity presets us to a finite reality, understanding, and interpretation. But what is true? This is what I am playing with, questioning."

 

Dedicated to developing original stories and designs firmly rooted in a theme Leo invites you beyond the lens of your own ego identity – be it through fine art or by commercial design.

    His work aims to support the story intellectually and resonate thematically on an emotional level for a more rewarding visceral experience (and RoI).

 

Leo Sandberg (b. 1969, Stockholm) studied at Konstfack, HDK and StDH. He lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden and works part time as Associate Professor in Gestalt at Uppsala University, department of Game design.

 

 

 

 



FILMOGRAPHY

(In selection)

 

TITLE

Client: production service

 

LOVE LIFE

FabPics.: Writer, director, producer, designer, story art, editor


FORBIDDEN PLANET TEASER
FabPics.: Writer, director, producer, designer, animator


SYMBIOSIS
FabPics.: Writer, director, producer, designer, animator

 

TÄNK OM

FabPics.: Spec script

 

FORBIDDEN PLANET

FabPics.: Spec script, visual development

 

SILVER SILVER STARFISH

FabPics.: Spec script, visual development

 

PARADISOS

FabPics.: Spec treatment

 

HAPPY CLOUDS

FabPics.: Spec treatment, visual development

 

INFERNO MACABRE

FabPics.: Spec treatment, research

 

MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

FabPics.: Spec synopsis, research

 

ALL IN

FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

CHINE, MON AMOUR

FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

DREAM CATCHER

FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

CECILIA

FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

JACK, JILL, PAUL AND DUNN

FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

10.11.01

FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

SOMMARENS HEMLIS

FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

LETTERS TO SARTRE

FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

THE CAT AND THE KOREAN

FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

ART, LOVE, LIFE

FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

101101
FabPics.: Spec synopsis

 

ROBITS

FabPics.: Spec script, visual development

 

ROCKY THE RAT

FabPics.: Spec script, Visual development, story art, story reel

 

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

PRODUCTION SERVICES

(In selection)

 

TBA “WYM”

Mike Gasaway: visual development

 

TBA “RO”

Mike Gasaway: visual development

 

ARN

Swedish Film Industry (SF): Visual development, costume design

 

DRAKAR AV NORR

Nordisk Film: visual development

 

AN IDIOT’S GUIDE TO DON QUIXOTE

Forest Light: visual development, character design, graphic design

 

GNOMES AND TROLLS 2

White Shark: visual development

 

XMAS FILES

Land Marvel Animation: visual development, character design

 

9
 9 LLC, Tim Burton, Shane Acker: visual development

 

ESHAN

Digital or Not: visual development, set design

 

CHARLIE SEAHORSE

DNA Productions, Warner Bros.: visual development, character design, color design

 

RANCID

Sonet: story art, film dramaturgy

 

KAUTOKEINO 1852

Fido Film: story art, film dramaturgy

 

LILLA JÖNSSONLIGAN & STJÄRNKUPPEN

Stars and Angels: story art, film dramaturgy

 

PETTSON & FINDUS, TOMTEMASKINEN

Happy Life, Swedish Film Industry (SF): background painter

 

AFRICAN TALE

Sunrise Productions, Cape Town: visual development

 

WALTER

Bluegrass Millenium: character design

 

CAPTAIN SABERTOOTH

Happy Life, Swedish Film Industry (SF): background designer, set designer, story art, film dramaturgy

 

BARNEN FRÅN FROSTMOFJÄLLET

Sonet: visual development, graphic design, pitch kit

 

9mm

Sonet: story art, production illustrator

 

LOOP
Erik Wernquist: visual development, set design, story art

 

EVO
Arkham Films: production design, costume design, story art, matte painter

 

CHESS
Pernilla Hindsefeldt: graphic design


 

GAMEOGRAPHY

(In selection)

 

NEED FOR SPEED RIVALS

Ghost Studios, EA Games: Gameplay storyboards

 

SERIOUS MATH

Steven Bachelder: concept art

 

BATTLEFIELD 2142

Dice, EA Games: Proof of concept film director, VFX animation, editor, compositing

 

MIRROR’S EDGE

Dice, EA Games: Proof of concept film director, editor,  gameplay storyboards, gameplay animatic

 

JUST CAUSE

Avalanche Studio: concept art

 

CRUSADER KINGS

Paradox Entertainment: art director

 

AIRFIX DOGFIGHTER

Paradox Entertainment: art director

 

MUTANT CHRONICLES ONLINE

Paradox Entertainment: art director

 

SVEAKAMPEN

Paradox Entertainment: art director, graphic designer

 

VALHALLA CHRONICLES

Paradox Entertainment: world artist

 

NUMBER CRUNCHER

Wognum Art, Ericsson mobile: illustrator, animator

 

FOGWORLD

Wognum Art: concept artist

 

ZIGGY

Wognum Art, Nordea: illustrator, animator

 

 

 

 

PRINT

(In selection)

 

IMAGINE

FabPics.: publisher, writer, designer, illustrator

 

IBM ECO SERVERS

Passion Pictures, Against All Odds: illustrator, US daily press print campaign

 

PETTSON AND FINDUS BOARD GAME

Egmont Kärnan: cover art

 

KAMRAT POSTEN

Bonnier: illustrator

 

PLAZA KVINNA

Illustrator

 

PLAZA MAN

Illustrator

 

 

 

 

ADVERTISING AND MUSIC VIDEOS

(In selection)

 

BLACK EYED PEAS

Kaktus Film: character design

BOUYGUES

SWISS: story art

UEFA EURO 2016

Kaktus Film: story art

 

PEUGOT
Ohlala: story art

 

ICA

Modfilm: story art

 

ORIFLAME

Story art

 

BACKYARD BABIES

Kaktus Film: story art

 

EISBLUME

Kaktus Film: story art

 

CRAZY FROG

Kaktus Film: character design, story art, background painting, color keys

 

TEKLA

Kaktus Film: story art

 

A–TEENS

Bluegrass Millenium: story art

 

COCA COLA

Filmtecknarna: story art, color keys

 

DISNEY INTERACTIVE

BReel: visual development

 

LEVI’S 501

Sköldebrand & Sjögren: Illustrations

 

LEVI’S RED TAB

Storyboards, visual development

 

MAGNUM ICE CREAM

BReel: illustrator

 

RED CROSS SWEDEN

Illustrator

 

SAMSUNG SCANDINAVIA

S.T.O.P.P: character designer

 

+ ca. 100 TV commercials and music videos

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC CAREER

 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, GESTALT
Uppsala University, Sweden 2010 – current

 

ARTISTIC RESEARCH
Uppsala University, Sweden 2010 – current
Konstfack, Sweden 2014



 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Tokyo University of Technology, Japan 2017

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Aalto university, Finland,  2017

Film department: Visual development techniques 2017

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Mälardalens högskola: creativity 2017

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Södertörn university; media studies: Film editing, shooting, film dramaturgy, 2017

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Swedish Academy of Realist Art: Thematic phenomenology, 2017

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Stockholm University of the Arts, StDH – Film and TV dep.: Artist driven production methodology, 2016

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Florence Academy of Art: Thematic phenomenology, 2016

 

PLEIN AIR – RICKLUND GÅRDEN

Composition, 2016

 

PAPER PRESENTATION: ART GALLERY APP
Nicograph International, Tokyo 2015

 

BERGHS SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

Illustration, 2008–2015

 

ILLUSTRATORS / GRAPHIC DESIGNERS GUILD

Digital painting and illustration, 2012, Sweden

 

SWEDISH ACADEMY OF REALIST ART

Commercial illustration, 2011

 

NET ENTERTAINMENT

Effective graphic pipelines, 2012

 

BREEL STHLM

Narrative color and light, 2012

 

DIGIPEN SEATTLE

Visual development for feature film, 2009

 

HYPER ISLAND STOCKHOLM

Visual development, 2012

 

CAP DESIGN

Digital painting, 2010

 

SWEDISH TELEVISION (SVT)

Script analysis to storyboards, 2009

 

SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE, DREAM FACTORY

Storyboarding, 2008

 

DIAGONALAKADEMIN, SWEDEN

Storyboarding for animation, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

(In selection)

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR CREATIVES

Stockholm University of the Arts, StDH, 2017

 

ARTISTIC RESEARCH PROCESSES

University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), 2013

 

STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING

Swedish Academy of Realist Art, 2013

 

LIGHTING FOR ANIMATION

Animation Mentor, 2013

 

PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING

Swedish  Academy of Realist Art, 2012

 

ADVANCED CHARACTER ANIMATION (CG)

Animation Mentor, 2010 – 2012

 

ACTING FOR ANIMATORS

Improv acting wih Ed Hooks, 2011

 

INTUITION IN ACTION, ACT 2

Improv acting with Stephen Rappaport, 2012

 

INTUITION IN ACTION ACT 1 (x4)

Improv acting Rappaport, 2009

 

ACADEMIC TEACHER TRAINING

Högskolepedagogik, Gotland College, 2010

 

ADVANCED NARRATIVE  ILLUSTRATION

HDK, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2010

 

2D ANIMATION CLEAN–UP

Private tutoring Stephanie Olivieri, 2010

 

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT FOR FILM AND TV

Animation Workshop master class, Denmark, 2006

 

GESTURE DRAWING

Masterclass, Glenn Vilppu 2013, 2011, 2006

 

ILLUSTRATION

Parsons School of Design, Paris, 1995

 

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

Riddarfjärdshuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Class of 1989

 

TAILORING

St Göran, Stockholm, Sweden, 1986-87